Recovery colleges

Mental health. It wasn’t a class at school. So where can adults in Canada go to learn about mental health and well-being? The answer is “recovery colleges.” The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) already operates 16 centres in communities across Canada. And, more will be popping up across the country, increasing availability and access to Recovery College courses. 

These centres are designed to be supportive learning environments, where you are welcome, whatever your mental health goals. You may have a mental illness, or a mental health problem, including a substance use issue, and you may be on a personal recovery journey. Or maybe you support someone who is. You may be looking for skills to enhance your self-care or your overall sense of well-being. Or maybe you need to develop a little confidence in facing life’s challenges. Whatever your reason, you might just find the right course for you. And you will find an empowering learning environment where the people are genuine, and the knowledge is practical.

Online courses at CMHAs across Canada

Contact information

For more information about CMHA’s recovery colleges, or to learn more about working with CMHA and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) to open your own local learning centre, please contact us at

Updated March 02, 2022 by Digital & Web Operations (