Get involved

Our College aspires to collaborate between people who use services (expert by lived experience) and mental health professionals at all levels of Recovery College development, including course design, course delivery and quality assurance. There are many ways to get involved
Participate in a co-production session,
Join our college advisory committee, Volunteer, Share your course ideas or Donate

Participate in

The co-production of courses involves a process in which people with lived experience work in respectful and equal partnerships with professionals to co-design courses.

A co-production session takes place before a workshop to determine the interests and needs of many different people in our community including possible participants, CMHA staff or people from other organizations who have helpful information to offer in course development.

At this session, we hope to hear from you about what you would like to learn about in the course, your feedback for possible learning goals and course content, and any other helpful information which will assist in how the course is designed and developed.

Questions asked during a Co-Production session can include:
  • What are topics related to this group that is most important to you?
  • What sorts of strengths/abilities would this course seek to enhance?
  • What is your preferred way to learn?
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Join the College Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Recovery College advisory committee is to support the development of the recovery college at CMHA York Region & South Simcoe. The committee ensures continuous quality improvement and collaboration within our community at large. Membership includes service users, staff from various programs at CMHA and the leadership team. We meet every quarter (4 times a year) virtually. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email us at


CMHA York Region and South Simcoe has been built upon a tradition of volunteering. We believe volunteers are a vital resource who strengthen our community and help to promote change and development. The participation of volunteers at CMHA York Region and South Simcoe enriches and enhances our programs and activities.

Share your Course ideas