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We believe that everyone can learn something to support themselves or someone else’s progress on their recovery journey.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to learn together, share experiences and knowledge and most importantly, participate. Not as a patient, client, caregiver or member of staff, but simply a student – no previous education required! Through everyone learning together with only one shared label of ‘student’, we believe that we can begin to break down the barriers and stigma that exist, and support you whatever your background, to benefit from the richness of experience.

At Recovery College we use an educational-based approach to help people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to become experts in their own self-care, make informed choices and do the things that they want to do in life.

All of our courses are developed and delivered in partnership with our peer support workers who are experts by experience: they all have their own lived experience of mental health or addiction, or are supporting someone else with a mental health or addiction challenge.

At the Recovery College we place emphasis on people’s talents and strengths. We will inspire optimism, encourage students to consider their future opportunities, and move towards a culture of personal empowerment and feelings of hope.

Our registration process is quick and simple, take a look at the diagram below to see the process. Take a look at our course prospectus or our course calendar, we hope this will give you the information you need to help you make decisions about registering as a student, and any courses you might want to sign up for.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 403-297-1402 or email

Want to volunteer in our Recovery College? We have many opportunities available. To register your interest and find our more information, please email

1. Check out the CMHA website

2. Find something you like

Register using:

  • CMHA Website
  • Phone
  • In person

Check your email for a confirmation, intake form, and consent form.

One or two weeks before the class you will receive a call to check in and let you know what to bring.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

A couple of weeks in we’ll connect again to see how you’re doing and you can let us know if we need to make any changes.