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The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is leading a national consultation process on the Government of Canada’s proposed federal accessibility legislation. This legislation promises to make Canada more accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities. CHHA, with the help of 18 Canadian disability organizations (, including ARCH, wants to hear how the proposed federal accessibility legislation can achieve improved accessibility and inclusion of Canadians with disabilities. Continue reading

Over the past 150 years Canadian communities have flourished with the help of volunteers.

In fact, Canada is known for its generosity. In 2015, we ranked sixth in the World Giving Index which provides insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.

Many people and organizations have an important role in sustaining the well-being of communities. They share a common goal with many us: to make a difference. Continue reading

We are pleased to inform you that an application package is now available at the following address for eligible youth interested in participating in a one-day Forum taking place in November 2016. The Forum is part of The Government of Canada’s consultation process on planned accessibility legislation and youth between the ages of 15-30 with a disability or with life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability and accessibility are invited to apply. Continue reading

CMHA is sending you a special invitation to participate in the Mental Health For All Conference, September 29 & 30 in Toronto.

Do you experience mental health issues? Are you an ally of people with lived experience? Please read on…

People with Lived Experience of mental health issues. We might call ourselves consumers of mental health services. Or service users. Or peers. Or survivors.  We might call ourselves PWLE. But whatever we call ourselves, we are coming together like never before. We are having a transformative effect on the delivery of our own services and resources. As the disability movement has long declared: “nothing about us without us”. Continue reading

By Ryan Paulsen, Daily Observer

For the second year in a row, the Pembroke Shores Golf Club was jam-packed with revellers looking for a good time in support of a great cause as the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre’s annual Unmask the Night party took a turn into country and western territory, a gear change from last year’s masquerade ball theme.

“The title is ‘unmask the night’,” explains Monique Yashinskie, the centre’s founding director, “because having mental health issues is like wearing a mask.”
Last year’s elaborate masks, feathered boas and formal wear were swapped out for the 2016 incarnation of the party in favour of Stetsons, six-shooters and shiny buckles in keeping with the “goes country” theme, for which organizers had roped in Canadian country music star Julian Austin to help the headlining Ghost Town Cryers keep the house rockin’ well into the night. Continue reading


Working in the startup community can be rewarding for those excited about taking on a lot more responsibility on a small team, but that extra responsibility can also mean an increased chance of burning out and emotional distress.

TranQool, a Toronto-based startup that connects its users with certified therapists remotely, is doing its part to help fellow startup teams manage their emotional wellbeing with a Startup Mental Health workshop in Toronto. Continue reading