‘News’ Category

Breaking down the barriers of a man’s world

October 21st, 2020
A young, female machinist apprentice dives headfirst into the trades. The Drive Magazine Author: Devan Mighton Photographer: CMHA-WECB/Rob Gurdebeke At five years old, Elizabeth Moses became a refugee. Her family, fearing the ever-growing war in Sudan, fled to the safety of Canada. “The war wasn’t ending: my parents had to leave because of it,” explains Moses. “Coming from that area...

Healthy Workplace Awards Revamped

September 11th, 2020
[Windsor, ON] – Mental health promotion, health and safety, and social responsibility is a new focus of the Healthy Workplace Awards for 2020. The NEW awards were announced Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live from CMHA-WECB's main office. In an act of collaboration, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health...

The Face of Men’s Mental Health

August 7th, 2020
The Drive Magazine - By: Samantha Russel https://thedrivemagazine.com/posts/the-face-of-mens-mental-health/ Stats on Mental Illness Mental health issues cost the Canadian economy of over $50 billion annually.[1] 1.6 million Canadians report an unmet need for mental healthcare. 7.5 million people in Canada are living with a mental health problem or illness. Studies have shown that mental illness is the most important risk factor...

Sole Focus Project wins AFP’s Outstanding Fundraising Innovation Award

November 28th, 2019
The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) annual National Philanthropy Day awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists and fundraising volunteers. In professional fundraising, such individuals and organizations form a vital partnership with charities and the nonprofit sector to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met. National Philanthropy Day publicly pays tribute to the many...

Local Film Premiere to Benefit CMHA During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 4th, 2019
After winning awards at festivals around the world, a local director is bringing his film back home. Taking place on Saturday, September 21, Gavin Michael Booth’s latest project Last Call will make its Canadian premiere at the Chrysler Theatre on September 21st.  In addition to being the first screening in the country, proceeds from the event will also benefit the...

Recalling past trauma, EMS Chief Krauter knows what paramedics go through

May 30th, 2019
Bruce Krauter knows the trauma first responders face on the job. He lived with his own for 23 years before accepting help. The 55-year-old chief of Essex-Windsor EMS lost a friend when an air ambulance crashed moments after take-off from Pelee Island in 1989. A decade later, he stayed on the scene of a multi-vehicle pileup on the 401 for...

Country at Heart great success!

April 23rd, 2019
CMHA-WECB was grateful to be chosen as the charity partner of Dan Gemus' Country at Heart event, held April 13. An incredible $33,000 was raised and will support ASIST Training for First Responders in our community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aBSVegZJgI

Windsor-Essex You Rock!

December 4th, 2018
Thank you to sponsor WFCU Credit Union for creating this video! https://www.facebook.com/CMHAWECB/videos/2138774353104187/  

Local agencies expand suicide prevention awareness campaign

August 23rd, 2018
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:49AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:30PM EDT Windsor-Essex agencies are expanding suicide prevention awareness from a week to a month this September. For the last two years, the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor/Essex County Branch and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU), along with several community partners, have organized Suicide...

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