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About CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

About CMHA Alberta South Region (ASR):

CMHA, ASR offers programs specifically designed to help provide supports and services to Lethbridge and the surrounding areas.

Mission Statement:

To promote the mental health of all and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

One of the greatest assets that CMHA, ASR has is its flexibility in creating and developing programs and services that meet the specific needs in Lethbridge. As things change and evolve in the city, so to does the way in which CMHA, ASR is able to offer supports to a wide array of people.

CMHA, ASR regularly collaborates with other organizations to ensure that people accessing our programs and resources receive the best possible service. Through these partnerships and roles in community discussions CMHA, ASR actively works as a voice in the community to identify and address service gaps for people facing mental illness and addictions.

As the organization constantly changes to meet the ongoing needs of the people we serve, please contact us for more information on current and specific programs and services.

Current Board of Directors:

  • Shelby Macleod – Chair
  • Shaun Ward – Vice Chair
  • Tom Wickersham, Vice-Chair
  • Darrel Chipman, Director
  • Shane Collett, Director 
  • Mandy DeCecco-Kolebaba, Director
  • John Jacobson, Director
  • Treena Tallow, Director

Current Senior Leadership Staff:

  • Deborah Chenery, Executive Director
  • D’Arcy Benzie, Clinical Consultant
  • Corinne Fromm, Finance
  • David Gabert, Engagement and Communication Lead
  • Heather Mueller, Program Supervisor
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