Richmond, BC: On June 30th, the Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada (CMWAC), a Richmond-based non-profit, held their annual Canada Day celebration. CMWAC is proud to have been an integral part of Richmond its surrounding communities for over 28 years, through its services and programs to promote mental wellbeing, and its mission to provide mental health education and support for affected Canadians.

The event also promoted CMWAC’s current services and initiatives. To address increased mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMWAC has increased mental wellness services by running its ‘Heart to Heart’ program, a bilingual psychological first-aid station online over Zoom, which are open to the public every other Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, the Association continues to also hold free online computer classes and host classes on mindfulness. You can learn more about these services and how they can help you, by visiting cmwac.ca, emailing at info@cmwac.ca, or calling at 604-273-1791.

The celebration began with greetings from Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, along with City Councillors. It was a joyous event as all participants happily celebrated Canada’s 154th birthday. Those present at the event included Ahlay Chin, Executive Director of CMWAC; Ching Colobong, President of the Board of Directors; Jessica Yen, Vice-President; and Carolina Caneja, Board Member. Members of CMWAC’s Youth Ambassador Group were also present at the event, as well as summer job students. For the safety of all participants, COVID-19 safety measures were enforced, including mandatory masking and physical distancing where possible.


卑诗省,列治文:6月30日,加拿大社区情绪健康协会(CMWAC)举行了一年一度的加拿大日庆祝活动。CMWAC很自豪地在28年多的时间里通过其服务和项目推广情绪健康,协助精神疾病康复者及其家人走出困境,燃起希望之光,进入社会,重建人生。

该活动提供的服务和措施,为因COVID-19的到来建设心理支援关爱线中英文“心连心”。此外,该协会还举办了一系列免费的在线电脑课程,和积极心理学,如中英文正念课程和CIT。你可以通过访问cmwac.ca,发送电子邮件至 info@cmwac.ca,或致电604-273-1791,了解更多详情。

当日该会备了一个大蛋糕,前来出席活动的有CMWAC的执行董事Ahlay Chin、董事会主席Ching Colobong、副主席Jessica Yen和董事会成员Carolina Caneja, 还有来自列市市长马宝定及市议员的贺词。CMWAC的青年大使团成员以及来自非洲印度,亚洲及本地的暑期工学生也出席了此次活动,欢聚一堂。为了所有参与者的安全,并执行COVID-19的安全措施,参与者须携带口罩、温度检查、保持物理距离等,以及收集所有参与者的联系信息。是日大家过了一个非常愉快的下午。

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