The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, it provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 135 communities.
About our branch
The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of Canada's oldest voluntary, non-profit organizations with over 170 branches in every province and territory. Nationwide, the CMHA's mission is to promote the mental health of all people and to support the resilience and recovery of people with mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and service. CMHA was established in the South Okanagan Similkameen in 1991. Our organization has been on the leading edge of providing innovative services and support to assist people with mental illness to develop the personal tools to lead meaningful, productive lives. We believe in a recovery vision of service with the idea that people can recover from mental illness when they play and active and empowered role in their recovery.