Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Calgary Region creates awareness and provides education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide.

We provide over 15 community-based support programs, including supportive and independent living, street outreach, suicide bereavement support and peer support programs for families and individuals. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and to facilitate access to important services and resources.

One in five people experience a mental illness in their lifetime. This means four out of five of us know someone who has experienced a mental health challenge or concern. CMHA – Calgary Region strives to improve public understanding of mental health issues at home, in the community and in the workplace through community education, advocacy, influencing policy and mental health awareness initiatives.

Reaching 23,000 people directly each year, CMHA – Calgary Region is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. Established in 1955, we are an independent branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (est. 1918), one of Canada’s oldest national voluntary organizations.

Our Vision

Mental Health for All

Our Impact

Watch this short video to learn more about what we do and our impact.

Our Values


Recovery: We will use recovery-oriented practices in our work with clients.

Empowerment: We will empower our clients to be healthy and independent.

Self-Awareness: We will take the time to assess how we individually contribute to quality client care and a psychologically safe workplace.

Partnership: We will look to grow our programs and services using a partnership model.

Excellence: We will look at new work practices and models of care that support creating a culture of excellence in client services.

Client Focused: In every decision or action we will ask how this effort will serve our clients.

Teamwork: We will further develop and support healthy teams that contribute to a healthy organizational culture.