June 21, 2016


  Ontario, Canada

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


131 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2C3

(905) 521-0090

(905) 521-0211




CMHA Hamilton is an identified French Language Service organization

Accreditation Canada

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



Join us at McMaster University

Sunday, June 26th

On June 26, 2016, Canadians across the country will join the fifth annual Ride Don’t Hide community cycling event to raise awareness and support for those facing mental health challenges. More than 6,000 cyclists are expected to ride in 32 communities across Canada. The Hamilton ride is aiming to raise $65,500 along with building the profile and greater awareness of mental health resources available in the city.

It's easy to register online!  You can sign up as a team, an individual rider, a virtual rider, or make a donation. If you prefer to download a printable copy of the registration form, click here.

We have routes for all riding levels:

  • 20K, 7K, and a 1.5K kids’ ride.  These rides are scenic and friendly routes along the McMaster University campus and the streets of Hamilton and Dundas.
  • 70K avid rider route to challenge yourself and your fellow riders

For more information about the ride visit CMHA Hamilton's Ride Don't Hide page.

Are you interested in volunteering for CMHA Hamilton's Ride Don't Hide?  We are currently recruiting volunteers for Ride Don't Hide  for more information and to complete a volunteer application, click here.



Andrew Poustie to run in support of CMHA

On November 6, 2016 Andrew Poustie will be running in the Road to Hope Marathon in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch. We applaud Andrew's commitment to mental health and encourage you to support him.  

Click here to download a donation form.  Once complete, you can return it via email to info@cmhahamilton.ca, fax 905-667-0393, or by mail to CMHA Hamilton, 131 John St. S., Hamilton, ON, L8N 2C3.

If you prefer to donate via telephone, please contact CMHA Hamilton at (905) 521-0090.

Thank you Andrew!

Andrew's Story . . .


My name is Andrew Poustie. I am a Police Officer with the Hamilton Police Service. On Sunday November 6th 2016, I will be running a half marathon (21.1 kms) at the Road to Hope Road Race in Hamilton in my Police uniform and equipment.


I am completing this run because running helped and continues to improve my own mental wellness. In August 2012, I lost my father after a lengthy illness. As a Police Officer I had experience in dealing with other people’s loss, and thought that I would be ok after my father passed. I soon found out that it was struggling to cope with the loss of my father and often felt I was carrying grief like a weight. I withdrew from many of the sports I loved as they reminded me of my father, and slowly became physically unhealthy. As a father of young children I realized I needed to change. I began running and committed myself to improving both my physical and mental health. Running became my outlet, taught me to reach previously unachievable goals, and continues to help me cope with the many stresses of work and life.


My goal in running 21.1 kms in my equipment is that it will represent the weight of mental injury and illness carried by those who suffer. I hope that you will support me on this journey and donate to the Canadian Mental Health Association supporting its mission of promoting mental health and helping those with mental illnesses.


We welcome your feedback

Are you a family member, significant other, or supporter of a client of CMHA Hamilton?  

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey.  You can download a copy of the survey here.

When complete, please return to CMHA Hamilton . . .

email: info@cmhahamilton.ca

fax:  905-667-0393

mail:  131 John Street South, Hamilton, ON   L8N 2C3

Your input is appreciated!

News Release

CMHA Hamilton warns residents of fraudulent donor solicitation

(August 7, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Hamilton is warning residents of an individual going door-to-door seeking unauthorized donations.

The Branch has received reports that individuals have visited at least one Hamilton mountain neighbourhood, falsely identifying themselves as affiliated with CMHA and then asking for contributions as well as credit card or banking information.

CMHA Hamilton does 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 not the first 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.

Click here for printable version.

CMHA Hamilton's 2015/2016 Annual Report

Our 2015/2016 Annual Report is now available. Click here to download a copy.





Good  mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a “perfect” life. It’s about living well and having the tools for coping with difficult situations even during life’s challenges.

Each person’s path to mental well-being is unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents and our own supports. But good mental health is within everyone’s reach.



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If you need assistance, please see your physician or health care professional for advice that is relevant to your individual needs or that of someone else. You can also contact the Ontario Mental Health Helpline for free, confidential information on programs and services in your area at http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/ or by calling them on their 24/7 telephone line at 1-866-531-2600.

CMHA, Hamilton is not a crisis service; if you have an emergency, call 911.

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