May 2 - June 30, 2022


The Challenge

Due to the pandemic 1 in 4 Canadians identified symptoms of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder in 2021. This is an increase from 1 in 5 Canadians in 2020*. The mental health effects of COVID-19—including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance use—will last long after the pandemic has subsided, and the demand for services continue to grow.

Did you know 54% of Albertans did not receive the mental health support they needed, within the past 12 months, because they could not afford it?* Be part of the solution, register and start fundraising today, to ensure every Canadian has access to CMHA mental health programs when they need it! 

Who We Are

CMHA is the most established and extensive community mental health organization in Canada and a national leader in community-based mental health service integration and coordination.

CMHA Calgary’s programming focuses on expanding youth and adults’ mental health knowledge and developing foundation skills, to ensure every person has the essential tools to effectively take care of their mental health immediately and long-term.

CMHA Calgary begins by raising awareness, educating, and providing community-based programs for individuals and families living with a mental health or substance use concern, and experienced a loss by suicide. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.

The Event

Energize Don’t Hide is a mental and physical wellness challenge created to raise awareness, build connection and fundraise for the ongoing delivery and expansion of CMHA Calgary programs and services. You can cycle, run, stretch, dance, meditate or anything you want! Be active on your own, with your family or connect remotely.

Be Part of the Solution!

It costs approximately $330 for one more Canadian to have access to CMHA mental health resources in Canada. How can you help ensure your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours will have access to mental health program and services, when they need it? Register and start fundraising today!

Register as an Individual

Set your fundraising goal to $330
Challenge yourself to complete 3,300 minutes of activity between May 2 - June 30!

Register as a Team

Set your fundraising goal to $3,300
Challenge your team to complete 33,000 minutes of activity between May 2 - June 30!

Challenge Yourself, Your Friends, Family and Workplace

Once you register, set your fitness goal and start logging your activity whether it be indoor or outdoor. Aim to complete 30 - 45 minutes of activity a day! 

Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to energize and register with you! You will more likely achieve your fitness and fundraising goal, as well as build a feeling of connection if you have a group to support you.

Support CMHA Calgary

This is CMHA Calgary’s 9th annual fundraiser, and with the help of donors around the world, we have officially raised over $1,000,000 for CMHA Calgary’s mental health programs.

We want to sincerely thank our larger community and supporters; we could not provide the services Calgary needs without you during this time.

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#EnergizeDontHide #HowIEnergize #MOVEment

Today we are encouraging you to reach out to a friend. Check in to see how they are really doing; how is their mental health. If they need help, encourage them to call or email CMHA Calgary. We are here to help!



*Symptoms of mental health disorders over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021). Statistics Canada. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210927/dq210927a-eng.htm
*Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health. (2021). Canadian Mental Health Association & University of British Columbia. https://cmha.ca/news-release-round-4-covid-19-research/