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The Power of Empathy

Practicing empathy helps us regulate our emotions, connect with others and feel less isolated, writes Helen Fishburn  For the past two years, we have been encouraged to...

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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT CMHA

Attention all students! We’re thrilled to have received funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program that has allowed us to create 3 new temporary positions.

Are you looking for a summer job and are between the ages of 15 and 30? Want to be part of a great team promoting mental health?

Do you value hope and recovery, self-determination and equality, dignity and inclusion, and authenticity and trust? We’d love to hear from you! Consider making a difference in your community!

Current summer student opportunities:

The Volunteer Crisis Line is needed now more than ever. Our Crisis Line volunteers so far this year have answered 4,816 calls compared to 3,659 last year at this time; the demand for our service is growing substantially.

Ever wanted to give back to your community in a meaningful and enriching way? Now is your chance. Volunteers are a vital part of The Crisis Line. Every year, our volunteers contribute more than 35,000 hours to our 24-hour crisis line, providing access to help and support.

Our volunteers are carefully screened and fully trained prior to taking calls. Volunteers also receive ongoing professional support. Experienced volunteers learn many life and communication skills which are transferable in other aspects of their lives.
Do you need to chat?Our Crisis Chat service is available now

Picking up the phone can be challenging and uncomfortable and we get that. We encourage you to use our online Crisis Chat. Crisis Chat is available from 5pm – 9pm Thursday through Sunday. You can access Crisis Chat here.

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