About Us

Who We Are:

  • We are champions of mental health
  • We help people with mental illness develop the personal tools they need to lead meaningful and productive lives
  • We embrace the voice of people with mental health issues
  • We promote inclusion
  • We work collaboratively
  • We influence social determinates of health (housing and justice)
  • We are transparent and accountable

Core Staff:

  • MAO

    Penny Newhook
     (780) 933-2224
  • SPD Manager

    Nicky Abiola
  • Willow Place Manager

    Connie Dueck

Board Of Directors:

  • President

    Angie Saltman
  • Vice President

    Glenn Penner
  • Past President

    Valerie Day-Keizer
  • Treasurer

    Rachel White
  • Directors

    Chris Thiessen

Contact: board@gpcmha.ca


Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.

Our Mission

As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

Our History

Since 1918, The CMHA's network of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff have provided support services to more than 100,000 Canadians across the country. As one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada, we advocate, educate, research and service in order to promote the mental health of everyone while supporting those who are experiencing mental illness.

With branches located in communities nationwide, the CMHA provides a variety of diverse and innovative services to those experiencing mental illness, as well as the family members of those with mental illness. The services we offer are tailored according to what it is that each community requires and the resources that are available.

The branch for the Alberta North West Region has been directly servicing Grande Prairie and the surrounding areas since 1995. We strive to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools they need to lead productive and meaningful lives.

SPD accreditation Level 1 October 2015

What location to what location do we serve? Grande Prairie

Our efforts wouldn't be possible without the support of public and corporate donations. Please make a donation.


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