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The Kenora Family Mental Health Café will explore relationships and caring in families that have an adult member who has been diagnosed with a long-term mental illness.The Cafés are part of a research study led by Prof. Charmaine Williams, PhD, at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Please join us to share your experiences and insights as a member of a family affected by mental illness.

Please contact us if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are a person diagnosed with mental illness, or a child, parent, sibling, partner, close friend etc. of a person with a diagnosis
  • You are able to provide informed consent
  • You are comfortable communicating in English
  • You are able to provide consent.

When: Saturday October 13, 2018

Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm


Kenora Recreation Centre
18 Mike Richards Way
Kenora Ontario P9N 1L2
Rotary Room

Register for a screening interview through Eventbrite:


Joelleann Forbes
Research Coordinator
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On August 22nd, the CMHA Prince George clubhouse in Prince George, BC, burned down. As Bev Gutray from BC explains, "... a Clubhouse is a safe place for people who live with a mental illness. It is a place to connect with others, a place to learn skills and a place that supports people to realize their dreams."

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The tragedy of overdose death is preventable

The Canadian Mental Health Association joins people and organizations around the world to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held each year on August 31st.

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury due to drug overdose.

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As you may have heard, cannabis is being legalized in Canada.

To help prepare for that change, the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario are working together to explore the links between mental health and substance use, particularly cannabis use among children and youth under 25 years of age. The goals of this work are to gather evidence about cannabis use, and then to use this information to develop tools that help service providers feel capable and ready to help young people in need.

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The Annual Stuff a Boat Challenge will take place this year on four Fridays, August 3, August 10, August 17 and August 24 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Safeway Parking lot. 

Four teams over these four weeks will solicit donations of food and cash to help raise awareness and goods for Making Kenora Home’s month long campaign, Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation.

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Submit your nominations soon!

CMHA: population 16,000. That’s the size of the CMHA family, including staff, volunteers and members.

Still, we’re short on nominations this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate the team members who inspire you. And spread the word!

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Contact Information

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1 (807) 468-1838
227 Second Street South
Kenora, Ontario
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