Canadian Mental Health Association - Champlain East

About CMHA - Champlain East

Please use this form to refer an individual/client to CMHA-Champlain East Services. If you need assistance in completing the form, contact our Information and Referral Line by calling 613-933-5845 or 1-800-493-8271.

Community Support Services Offered:
  • Intensive Case Management (ICM)
  • Court Programs (Pre-Charge, Support, Diversion and Post-Court)
  • Vocational Support
  • Homelessness Prevention Program
  • Housing Support
  • Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO)
  • Social Recreation Program
Ministry of Health definition for severe and persistent mental illness
Diagnosis such as schizophrenia, major affective disorders, personality disorders, paranoia and other psychoses should be present or person demonstrates a pattern of behaviours that indicate a severe and persistent mental illness.

Disability refers to the fact that the disorder interferes with the person's capacity to organize and complete the activities of daily living.

Duration may be based on a severe first episode or a chronic nature of the illness.
Essential Criteria:
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident of the Champlain East area (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell and Akwesasne)
  • Severe and persistent mental illness or symptoms of mental illness
  • Must be voluntary
Note: All requirements listed above must be met in order to be considered for our Community Support Services

Secondary Criteria: (These indicators are not essential but reinforce the need for intensive case management)
  • Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Imminent loss of major supports and or being socially isolated (i.e. Family)
  • Functional impairment in several areas: daily living skills, social skills, educational/vocational, financial
  • Service is needed to maintain recent rehabilitation gains (i.e., from supportive housing or hospital services)
  • Presence of concurrent disorders
  • Presence of a dual diagnosis
For Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) Referral:
  • Require housing and support services to live as independently as possible
  • Require some assistance with activities of daily living (personal care, housekeeping, health care, medication assistance, etc.)
  • Require some level of support on a 24-hour basis
CMHA does NOT:
  • Accept Housing Funding only applications
  • Accept Involuntary Clients
  • Complete Psychiatric Assessments
  • Triage Urgent/Crisis Applications

Referral Source


First three characters only
CMHA - Champlain East is not a crisis service. If you are in need of immediate help, please
  • Call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-866-996-0991
  • Visit your nearest Emergency Department
  • or call 911