Recovery College

About The Program

CMHA Toronto Recovery College provides an innovative learning space where anyone can access free courses, webinars, workshops and events to support their personal recovery in mental health and wellbeing. It helps participants establish social connection, hope and optimism, identity, meaning and empowerment through education and skills training.

Recovery College is modeled after a traditional college, with large course offerings and a vibrant learning environment. But there are no tests at Recovery College—admission is free and everyone is welcome. It’s designed to be a supportive learning environment, where participants are welcome whatever their mental health goals. They may:

  • Have a mental illness or a mental health challenge, including a substance use issue
  • Be on a personal recovery journey, or support someone who is
  • Be looking for skills to enhance their self-care or overall sense of wellbeing
  • Need to develop a little confidence in facing life’s challenges

Whatever their reason, we are confident participants will find the right course for them, within an empowering learning environment where the people are genuine and the knowledge is practical.    

To view all of the courses, please see our Recovery College course catalogue.

Who's It For

Adults 18+

How IT Works

  1. Clients view our Recovery College course catalogue and pick the courses(s) they’re interested in taking. 
  2. There are two terms, and clients register for each course individually. Email recovery@cmhato.org to register. 
  3. Once registered, clients will receive links to the courses along with the learning materials.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is Recovery College for?

Individuals over the age of 18. Recovery College is open to all, you do not need to be a CMHA Toronto client to participate.

Is CMHA Toronto Recovery College right for you?

Recovery College is designed to be a supportive learning environment, where you are welcome whatever your mental health goals. You may:

  • Have a mental illness or a mental health challenge, including a substance use issue
  • Be on a personal recovery journey, or support someone who is
  • Be looking for skills to enhance your self-care or your overall sense of wellbeing
  • Need to develop a little confidence in facing life’s challenges

Whatever your reason, we are confident you will find the right course for you, within an empowering learning environment where the people are genuine and the knowledge is practical.   

What courses do you offer?

Click here to view our Recovery College course catalogue.

Are the courses virtual or in-person?

All of the courses are virtual.

How do I register?

  1. First, view the Recovery College course catalogue and pick the courses(s) you’re interested in taking.
  2. There are two terms, and you register for each course individually. Email recovery@cmhato.org to register.
  3. Once registered, you will receive links to the courses along with the learning materials.

Are there fees? Is there any cost to participate?

No, CMHA Toronto Recovery College courses and materials are all free. 

Am I limited to the number of courses I can take?

There is no limit but we try to ensure that everyone has equal access. 

Contact Us

West Office
700 Lawrence Ave W,
Suite #480 Toronto,
ON M6A 3B4

East Office
1200 Markham Rd,
Suite #500 Scarborough,
ON M1H 3C3

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