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CAMIMH Opens Nominations for the 2018 Champions Awards

January 15, 2018 – The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened
its online portal for nominations for the Champions of Mental Health Awards. The Champions Awards is an
annual gala devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to mental
health.
This year, nominations will be accepted in the following categories:
1. The Sharon Johnston Champion of Mental Health Award for Youth – Any Canadian 21 and younger
who has shown leadership in his or her community in promoting mental health and/or mental illness
awareness, or any organization dedicated to providing services for youth
2. Media – Any media personality or outlet who has contributed to public awareness of mental health
or mental illness awareness
3. Workplace Mental Health – Any employer or employee who has contributed to creating a mentally
healthy workplace for staff
4. Community Organization – Any organization that has provided great public service to community
members experiencing mental illness
5. Community Individual – Any person, who through personal commitment, has increased awareness
about mental illness or reduced stigma in his or her community
6. Parliamentarian – Any provincial or federal Parliamentarian who has advanced the mental health
agenda in Canada
7. Innovation- Researcher or Clinician – An innovative person or organization that through their work
has advanced the mental health agenda in Canada
“We are always so impressed by the amount and quality of nominee applications we receive each year,” said
Fred Phelps, CAMIMH Campaign Chair. “The Champions Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the
achievements of exceptional thought leaders in the mental health community. We are very excited to see what
kinds of projects Canadians have taken on this past year and we look forward to reading all the nominations.”
CAMIMH encourages Canadians to nominate their peers by completing the online nomination form. To
nominate a Champion, please visit camimh.ca. Submissions will be accepted until February 23, 2018. The awards
will be held on May 8, 2018 at Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
CAMIMH would like to recognize its sponsors who make the Champions Awards a success each year: Bell Let’s
Talk (Presenting Sponsor), the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Gold Sponsor), Lundbeck Canada Inc.
(Silver Sponsor), Innovative Medicines Canada (Bronze Sponsor) and Impact Public Affairs (Silver Sponsor). We
thank all that apply and will contact the winners in early March.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

NNMH is Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

2017-2018

Via teleconference

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

 

Board of Directors and the Staff invite you to attend The National Network for Mental Health’s Annual General Meeting. Celebrating 25 years as the only national non-diagnostic consumer driven mental health organization in Canada.

 

The National Network for Mental Health plays a pivotal role in bridging the Mental Health Community to the larger Consumer Disability Movement. We are committed to networking and capacity building to cultivate, strong leadership, effective networks, strong partnerships, and inclusive collaborations. It is only through strong leadership, commitment and membership, that we can affect change for the mental health and disability community and Canadians across the Pan Canadian landscape.

 

CALL FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS:  In accordance with our bylaws, NNMH is looking for board members to represent each of the following provinces and territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island. Nomination for any of the above positions must be received by December 1, 2017 by 11:59 pm Pacific time and can be forwarded by email to;   [email protected]  or regular mail to;

 

National Network for Mental Health

PO Box 1539 Station Main St.

Catharines, ON. L2R 7J9

 

Individuals seeking nomination as Directors must supply the following:

A paragraph why you seek  election to the board of directors?

A biography outlining your personal experience or a resume.

A photograph (optional).

 

The agenda, for the AGM and other related document will be sent via email and posted  on line by December 4, 2017 at [email protected]

 

Hope you can join us !

Please note that there has been a change to the dates and time of the consultations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario. The following consultations will be now held in the month of July. Please take note of the changes of dates and locations.

We ask you to please share this information with your networks and encourage people to come out to a consultation and help to shape Canada’s new accessibility law.

Newfoundland Consultations:

 

July 19 – Conception Bay

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

7 Conception Bay Highway

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 20 – Goose Bay

Hotel North Two

382 Hamilton River Road

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 21 – Gander
Quality Hotel & Suites
100 Trans-Canada Hwy
4:00 to 6:00 PM

 

 

Nova Scotia Consultations:

 

July 18 – Sydney

Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney 

380 Esplanade

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 17 – Dartmouth

Location: TBD

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

Ontario Consultations:

 

July 19 – Ottawa
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel – Downtown Ottawa

435 Albert Street
6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 20 – Kingston

Location: TBD

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

Saskatchewan Consultations:

 

July 11 – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Inn

2002 Airport Drive

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

July 12 – Prince Albert

Prince Albert Inn

3680 2 Ave West

6:00 to 8:00 PM

 

 

Registration information can be found online at www.alliance-canada.org or can be taken over the phone by calling 343-291-1117.

Thank you for sharing!

All Abilities Together – The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. We are made up of 12 member organizations and four partner organizations from Canada’s disability community. 

 

Please note that there has been a change to the dates and time of the consultations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario for the Alliance for An Inclusive and Accessible Canada. The following consultations will be now held in the month of July. Here are the current dates and locations.

We ask you to please share this information with your networks, encourage people to come out to a consultation and help to shape Canada’s new accessibility law.

Newfoundland Consultations:

July 19 – Conception Bay
Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre
7 Conception Bay Highway
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 20 – Goose Bay
Hotel North Two
382 Hamilton River Road
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 21 – Gander
Quality Hotel & Suites
100 Trans-Canada Hwy
4:00 to 6:00 PM

Nova Scotia Consultations:

July 18 – Sydney
Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney
380 Esplanade
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 17 – Dartmouth
Location: TBD
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Ontario Consultations:

July 19 – Ottawa
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel – Downtown Ottawa
435 Albert Street
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 20 – Kingston
Location: TBD
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Saskatchewan Consultations:

July 11 – Saskatoon
Saskatoon Inn
2002 Airport Drive
6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 12 – Prince Albert
Prince Albert Inn
3680 2 Ave West
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Registration information can be found online at www.alliance-canada.org or can be taken over the phone by calling 343-291-1117.

Thank you for sharing!

All Abilities Together – The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. We are made up of 12 member organizations and four partner organizations from Canada’s disability community.

We are pleased to announce that Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada will be hosting public consultations in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories. We ask you to please share this information with your networks and encourage people to come out to a consultation and help to shape Canada’s new accessibility law.

Alberta Consultations:
June 8 – Grande Prairie
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
11633 100 Street
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Manitoba Consultations:
June 22 – Thompson
Juniper Centre
108 Nelson Road
6:00 to 8:00 PM

British Columbia Consultations:
June 14 – Kelowna
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
2170 Harvey Ave.
6:00 – 8:00 PM

June 16 – Victoria
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road (Cadboro Commons Building)
6:00 to 8:00 PM

June 21 – Vancouver
Location: TBD
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Yukon Consultations:
June 12 – Whitehorse
Best Western Gold Rush Inn
411 Main Street
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Northwest Territories Consultations:
June 14 – Yellowknife
Explorer Hotel
4825 49th Ave.
9:00 – 5:00 PM

Registration information can be found online at www.alliance-canada.org or can be taken over the phone by calling 343-291-1117.

All Abilities Together – The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada (the Alliance) is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. We are made up of 12 member organizations and four partner organizations from Canada’s disability community.