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The Canadian Mental Health Association, Sault Ste. Marie – Algoma Branch, is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the mental health of individuals, families and community through advocacy, education and mental health services.

Volunteer for the Board of Directors

The Canadian Mental Health Association, is currently seeking applicants for the Board of Directors. Be an effective community leader. Join our growing organization and support the vision of quality mental health programs and services in our community. We need people with skills and interest in finance, policy development, public relations, advocacy, business, psychiatry, social, medicine and other areas. Add your talents to our vision. Orientation and training are provided.

For more information please contact the Executive Director – Annette Katajamaki at 705-759-0458 ext. 223 or by e-mail at

Volunteer for Special Events and Fundraising

The Canadian Mental Health Association, is always looking for volunteers to help with special events. To ensure our vision, fundraising is a crucial part of the success of our agency. As a nonprofit organization, we are involved in many events and fundraising opportunities.

For more information please contact Lisa Carricato, Mental Health Educator, at 705-759-0458 ext. 231 or by e-mail at

Student Placements

CMHA values continuous learning and have been supporters of the student placement process.  The work that students perform during a placement is invaluable to the agency, the staff and most importantly to the people that we serve.  Past placements have been secured from MSW, BSW, SSW, and BScN programs.

For more information please contact the Director, Clinical Support – Pamela Lefave at 705-759-0458 ext. 224 or by e-mail at