Canadian Mental Health Association is 100 years old this year! CMHA is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Every year we help and support over 1.3 million Canadians. This is through the combined efforts of more than 11,000 volunteers and staff across Canada.
Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta Northwest Region, opened 23 years ago, in 1995. Our focus on housing, and we currently offer 6 Programs. We have cold, harsh and long winters and we believe the first step to recovery is a safe, warm place to call home.
There are 87 Branches and Divisions of CMHA across Canada and nearly 5000 staff in over 330 communities. Each CMHA is assigned a region to support, and each region has different needs. There are 100 different programs and services. Every CMHA across Canada follows the same Vision and Mission Statement.
Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society
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.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Northwest Region, we would like to thank everyone who participated in Grande Prairie Auto Group August Fundraiser “The Many Faces of Mental Health”.
We especially want to thank the team at Grande Prairie Auto Group for their overwhelming support. They raised over $11.000 in the month of August!
A special thanks to all the volunteers who put on the BBQ, and the Golf tournament. GPAG also donated $25 per new and used vehicle for the month of. All funds support local initiates.
Again, thank you for supporting your local, independent Canadian Mental Health Association. Together we make a difference.
Willow Place is a safe space for people to come together and make positive life choices. Here, you can build meaningful friendships, live independently, and live a healthier life of wellbeing. Be a part of our positive neighborhood built on strong community values of friendship, tolerance, and respect. We believe in progress and helping others to be their best selves.
Our mission is to help people living with mental health conditions to live independently while we aid and promote healthy, happy life choices.
Composed of 57 recently renovated apartment units, Willow Place currently has 56 residents. We have no vacancies now and there is a waitlist for available housing. All units are equipped with hot plates and small ensuite kitchens, but there is a larger kitchen open 24/7 available to all residents. The kitchen facility is also open to community members with mental health needs who have paid a $10 per month fee for the Collective Kitchen program.
The Hub Resource Center program hosts daily events for residents and independent drop-in community members. Events include free Creative Arts classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm, Coffee and Cards every Monday from 1pm to 3pm, Bingo every Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Collective Kitchen and other special events. Please see our calendar for more details.
At Willow Place, we respect the right of all our tenants to peace and quiet, safety, and security. Our first priority is the wellbeing of our guests, and so the collective rights of all our tenants takes precedence in everything we do. The building is accessible to people with mental health disabilities and we strive to provide support for all individuals, regardless of their unique challenges.
Willow Place is owned by the Canadian Mental Health Association in tandem with the City of Grande Prairie. Through their generous support, we are able to improve the lives of those with mental health needs.