Leisure and Recreation

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The Leisure Recreation Program (Leisure Rec.) is available to CMHA clients already enrolled in programs. The program focuses on enhancing self-esteem, building confidence and promoting recovery in a safe, empowering environment through participation in social and recreational activities.

Programs offer:

  • Opportunities for socialization;
  • Building a community network;
  • Physical and mental health enhancement;
  • Increased recreational skills for community transition;
  • Guided activity-based discovery through peer led activities in the community;
  • Leadership opportunities to mentor peers and explore the community.

For more information about the Leisure Recreation Program, call (403) 297-1710.

Download and print our Leisure and Recreation brochure.

Clients begin with the nine-week Art of Friendship skills group. This is an interactive, psycho-educational learning workshop that helps build self-awareness and interpersonal skills through topics such as human behaviour, responsibility & commitment, values, boundaries & trust, as well as dealing with conflict.

This is an interactive psycho-educational learning workshop, offered four times yearly, that helps build self-awareness and interpersonal skills through topics such as understanding human behaviour, responsibility and commitment, values, boundaries and trust,  as well as communication and conflict resolution.

Upcoming Groups
Self-referrals are accepted, but it should be noted that this program does not provide individual client services. People requiring such should continue to see a qualified mental health specialist. The Peer Options Program is currently taking referrals for the Summer Session of The Art of Friendship. 


Summer sessions to begin on the following dates:

Monday, July 10, 2017 (11am – 1pm)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (11am – 1 pm)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (11am – 1pm)

Click here to download the Peer Options Referral Form.

For more information or to register please call Simrat Sandhawalia, Program Coordinator, at (403) 297-1420, or email simrat.sandhawalia@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.

Reach out for help

Contact the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region for more information at (403) 297-1700 or email: info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.