COVID-19: Our Response
We ask that all members and guests maintain social distancing procedures, staying 6 feet, or 2 meters, away from one another and use hand sanitizer regularly to avoid any chance of transmitting COVID-19.
CMHA Port Alberni is an accredited organization through Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, located on the traditional territories of the Hupačasath and Tseshaht peoples.
We are proud to offer a variety of services and programs to support our community. We strive to assist members with mental health issues and work to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.
Our vision and mission
Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
In BC, mental health, substance use and addictive behaviour are within the scope of the organization.
Through our family of over 100 local, provincial and national locations across Canada, CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to and in partnership with our communities. Mental health begins where you live, learn, work and play. Together, we are making a difference.
“The Canadian Mental Health Association – Port Alberni Branch is dedicated to providing programs and services that foster individual growth and promote mental wellness, leading to the development of strong families and a healthy community.”
“We believe that the following principles are essential to mental health and a personally satisfying quality of life: Support, Inclusion, Empowerment, Compassion, Responsibility, Respect and Social Justice.”
Alberni COVID-19 Community Response
CMHA Port Alberni Is partnering with Literacy Alberni, The Salvation Army, and The Bread of Life to support our community during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Alberni COVID-19 Community Response is a volunteer organization made up of service providers and NGOs in the Alberni Valley. Together we are committed to feeding those in need during the global pandemic.
Together our coalition has been responsible for providing food to over 500 hundred people each day. The coalition provides operates a mobile food truck that delivers sandwiches and hot meals. Additionally, the coalition provides both food hampers and frozen meal delivery to people in need. Together we are committed to seeing our community, and especially vulnerable members of that community, through this unprecedented time.
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