News and Events
The first recipient of the Catherine and Austin Mardon C.M. Schizophrenia Award at the University of Alberta has been announced.
Edmonton – The 2011-12 annual report of the Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate Office (MHPAO) has been submitted to Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne. Tabled in the legislature today, the report focuses on the theme of compassion and features interviews with several Albertans speaking about the role compassion has played in their lives. The report also describes the MHPAO’s function, core activities, summarizes the year’s highlights, activities and major statistics and comments on some emerging trends and issues.
Tom Shand, Executive Director of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association, has joined the movement – and begun growing a moustache.
Dennis Anderson, long-time Alberta mental health advocate, receives the Caring Canadian Award.
CMHA Alberta Executive Director Tom Shand accepts a cheque from Jonathan Teghtmeyer and Carol Henderson of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. The donation was made in lieu of sending out Christmas cards.
Mental Health advocate Austin Mardon was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Alberta at a ceremony on June 10, 2011.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launches 60th Anniversary of Mental Health Week, May 1 – 7, 2011 with nationwide activities and events.
Valerie Wolski, an Individual Supports Worker employed by CMHA East Central Region in Camrose, passed away tragically while on duty on February 12, 2011.
We note with great sadness the passing of Edward Salé on February 19, 2011 in Edmonton.
At the time of his passing, Edward was Vice President of the Alberta Network for Mental Health (Fellowship), and a very conscientious and quietly determined supporter of the mental health movement in Alberta.
And this year we’re doing things a little differently!
While CMHA’s tagline, Mental Health for All, will continue to be used as an important overarching theme during Mental Health Week (MHW), the focus for this year’s MHW is: youth mental health (defined as ages 15 to 24 (approx.) and, as such, includes both high school and university/college students). Included in this youth theme will be parents/ caregivers as they continue to play a key role in the lives of youth and provide critical support.