Sector Workshops

CMHA Ontario also offers educational workshops tailored to organizations across a variety of specialized sectors:

Healthcare Organizations:

Your Health Space is a free workplace mental health program for Ontario’s health care organizations. It aims to support health care organizations in addressing the chronic workplace stress affecting staff and promoting psychological health and safety in the workplace. Your Health Space is delivered through self-directed modules, microlearning training sessions (Wellness Moments), and trainer-led live workshops. It is designed to address the needs of health care workers and leaders working in hospitals, long-term care, home and community care, mental health and addictions, and primary care.

If you would like to bring this free program to your health care workplace, please register at or email us at for more information. Registration must be completed by organizational leadership.

First Responders:

Resilient MindsTM is an evidence-informed, peer-to-peer, skill-building program designed by and for career and volunteer firefighters across Canada to develop strategies to mitigate and better manage occupational stress and enhance personal resilience. Through four modules (8 hours) facilitated by a firefighter lead instructor, Resilient Minds trains firefighters to: 1) recognize the effects of psychological stress and trauma, 2) communicate with peers who may be struggling, 3) respond to distressed citizens, and 4) apply personal strategies for boosting resilience.  Click here to learn more.

Farmers and the Agricultural Community:

Agriculture Wellness Ontario (AgWO) is a suite of three free programs (In the KnowThe Guardian Network, and Farmer Wellness Initiative) that focus on mental health and well-being, support and education for the Ontario agriculture community.

In the Know is a free 3-hour training geared towards the agriculture community that covers topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma, suicide and addiction while building skills and confidence in having conversations around mental health.  

The Guardian Network training is a full-day suicide prevention training that equips participants with strategies and tools to identify the signs of mental distress, react to farmers at-risk, and connect individuals with appropriate mental health and crisis resources. Post-training participants can opt into the ongoing Guardian program that offers continued support, connection and education opportunities. 

Post-Secondary Institutions:

Campus Mental Health Works provides staff and students with the knowledge and tools they need to support themselves, their colleagues, and students on campus. Topics include Loneliness, Stress and Anxiety and Empathic Strain. To learn more, visit: Campus Mental Health Training – Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health has also developed free, short self-paced modules to support the mental health and well-being of post-secondary students. While they are geared towards students, everyone is welcome to take them. Topics include rest and sleep and transition to the workforce. More information can be found here.

Amateur Sports:

Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. It aims to promote the mental health of young athletes and spreads awareness about the benefits of positive mental health in local communities across the country. Visit Talk Today to learn more.

Developing Mentally Healthier Communities through Sport, is a free online course that provides coaches and parents with the practical skills needed to support athletes and sports participants with mental health challenges, managing emotions, building healthy relationships and overcoming challenges. As coaches, volunteers, parents and supports, as well as other adults who play a role in amateur sport, we are not just teaching skills for sport: we are teaching skills for life.