The Canadian Mental Health Association wants to empower people to live with better mental health and break the stigma of mental illness.

Its plan is to change the face of mental illness. To do this, it needs support in the form of donations. The economic cost of mental illness in Canada is more than $14 billion annually—second only to cancer. Donations make a significant difference in sustaining core programs, enhancing specialized supports and developing mental health innovations at CMHA.

Alberta’s teachers recognize the importance of this work, and through the ATA and its locals, they are contributing to the important work of the CMHA in Alberta.

Because one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, chances are you or someone you know or teach will be affected by it. Share the responsibility.

Click here to make an online donation to the CMHA.