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The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia celebrates the #GivingSeason

 The Canadian Mental Health Association NS Division (CMHA NS) is kicking off the giving season by inspiring people to donate to mental health programs and initiatives in Nova Scotia. The #GivingSeason starts the beginning of October to coincide with Thanksgiving and is celebrated until after the Christmas holiday.

The #GivingSeason is a global movement that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

 “This giving season, CMHA NS is enthusiastic and encouraged about the generosity of Nova Scotians,” said Pamela Magee Executive Director of CMHA NS. “It is our hope through generous donations this giving season we will be able to further mental health programs and initiatives to develop safe and caring environments that will enhance the quality of life of all Nova Scotians.”

 All donations received will go towards supporting reduced fee mental health programs and initiatives in Nova Scotia. For more information on specific programs and services you can support, please visit


 For further information:

 Debbie Purvis

Marketing, Communications and Sponsorship Lead

Canadian Mental Health Association – NS Division

(902) 466-6600 ext. 210


 Quick Facts

  • The CMHA is governed by a National vision: “Mentally healthy people in a healthy society” and provides community-based mental health and addiction supports and services within three key strategic areas: Strengthening Our Collective Voice, Ensuring Quality Services and Enhancing Organizational Health.
  • CMHA NS Division’s mission is to support the Mental Health of all Nova Scotians. This mission is achieved through the provision of community-based supports and services that promotes positive mental health- quality of life- and prevents mental ill health related injury and disease through:

o   Strengthening our Collective Voice by developing collaborative and supportive relationships among multiple sectors and partners, in support of mental health for all;

o   Ensuring Quality Services through the provision of quality and timely, evidence based mental health promotion- injury disease (mental health and addictions) awareness, education, trainings, programs and initiatives that mental health and quality of life for all Nova Scotians; and,

o   Enhancing Organizations Health by providing provincial and local community leadership to pilot and deliver innovative evidence-based mental health promotion, injury-disease recovery-based prevention supports and services for all Nova Scotians.

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