November 19, 2014


  Ontario, Canada

 Hamilton | Ancaster | Dundas | Flamborough| Glanbrook | Stoney Creek


131 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2C3

(905) 521-0090

(905) 521-0211


Ministry of Health

and Long-Term Care



Canadian Mental Health Association,

Hamilton Branch 

131 John Street South

Hamilton, ON

L8N 2C3


tel: (905) 521-0090

email: info@cmhahamilton.ca



NEWS RELEASE - Fraudulent Donor Solicitation


News Release

CMHA Hamilton warns residents of fraudulent donor solicitation

(September 22, 2014) - For the second time in within a year, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Hamilton is warning residents of an individual going door-to-door seeking unauthorized donations.

The Branch has received a report that a man has visited at least one Stoney Creek neighbourhood, falsely identifying himself as affiliated with CMHA and then asking for contributions as well as credit card or banking information.

"CMHA Hamilton and CMHA Niagara do not seek donations in such a way and people who come to your residence making these requests are not doing so on our behalf," said Marilyn Jewell, Executive Director of CMHA Hamilton.

This is the second time that CMHA's name has been used in fraudulent activity. Last fall, there were similar reports of door-to-door solicitation in the Hamilton area.

CMHA has notified authorities of this current scam.


Media contact:

Marilyn Jewell

CMHA Hamilton

905-521-0090, ext. 228



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Did you know CMHA Hamilton offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

About MHFA Canada

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives people the skills to provide that early help that is so important in recovery. MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

Who Should take MHFA?


Anyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid.  Just to mention a few...

  • members of the general public
  • families affected by mental health problems
  • teachers
  • health service providers
  • emergency workers
  • frontline workers who deal with the public
  • volunteers
  • human resources professionals
  • employers
  • community groups

If you would like more information about Mental Health First Aid, you can email CMHA Hamilton, call 905-521-0090 or visit Mental Health First Aid Canada.

CMHA Hamilton's 2013/2014 Annual report

Our 2013/2014 Annual Report is now available.

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