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About Us

Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta and its Regions

The Canadian Mental Health Association in Canada (CMHA) provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff over 120 communities.  As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA regions provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Alberta is made up of 8 regions. Additionally CHMA in Alberta includes the Centre for Suicide Prevention and a Divisional (Provincial) office located in Edmonton. CMHA Regional Offices focus on the delivery of mental health recovery services, housing, advocacy and mental health promotion. CMHA’s Divisional office supports and promotes the work of CMHA across the province of Alberta for collective impact. It engages with stakeholders in regards to advocacy, public relations and to influence public policy with a focus on matters of provincial and national concern. The Division and Regions work cooperatively to advance the greater good of people with mental illness in our society.


The Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta as a collective looks forward to working with you to promote and advocate for people with mental illness as they develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.


Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.


A nation-wide voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports people experiencing mental illness.

Statement of Philosophy

We believe in enabling individuals, groups and communities to increase control over and enhance their mental health.


We believe that the following elements are critical to mental health and a personally satisfying quality of life: social justice; individual and collective responsibility; access to appropriate and adequate resources/supports; self determination; and maximum feasible community integration.


In order to operationalize these beliefs we educate/inform; advocate; research; provide services; facilitate/coordinate/collaborate.

Philosophy, values, beliefs, and activities endorsed by the Alberta Division Board of Directors, January 1992. Vision and mission approved by the National Board of Directors, May 2002. Vision endorsed and mission amended by the Alberta Division Board of Directors, October 2002.