May 3 – June 30, 2021: Energize Don’t Hide 2021


Get Ready For Energize Don’t Hide 2021!

Each year 1.6 million Canadians report unmet mental health care needs, and the demand for services has escalated due to the pandemic. Energize Don’t Hide is a way to take care of your physical and mental health, while raising vital funds for CMHA Calgary programs and services!

Energize Don’t Hide brings together families, friends, workplaces and communities to ensure Calgarians have access to mental health programs when they need it! 

From May 3 – June 30, 2021, complete 3,300 minutes of activity! You can cycle, run, stretch, dance, meditate or do anything you want. Be active on your own or build a team!

Be Part of the Solution

Did you know it costs approximately $330 for every Canadian to have access to mental health resources in Canada, when they need it?


For this reason, we encourage individual participants to register and set their fundraising goal to $330, and each team to register and set their fundraising goal to $3,300.

Build A Corporate Team

Looking for ways to engage your work team or employees this summer? Register a team for Energize Don’t Hide and contact us for our ‘Build Your Own Event’ toolkit that includes planning strategies, tips and tricks.

Not sure how to get started? Book a virtual meeting with CMHA Calgary’s Community Engagement team to explore ways to engage your workplace. Contact us at

Start Energizing!

It’s never too late to start activating your physical wellness. Daily exercise has the power to diminish feelings of depression and anxiety while relieving stress, improving memory, and boosting your overall mood.

If you need inspiration, we have included fitness training plans for walking/running, cycling, yoga and meditation, as well as no-gym workouts to encourage your energizing journey. To access these plans, please visit here.


Become a member of CMHA Calgary’s Strava club by searching for ‘Energize Don’t Hide’ and start training with other cyclists, walkers, and runners! Strava is one of the best training tools for individuals and families of all different levels. Join our club and start connecting with others!


Let your friends, family and workplace know that you have registered for the Energize Don’t Hide 2021 Challenge, and are supporting CMHA Calgary mental health programs and services.

To save you some time, we have curated social media graphics for your use to encourage your network to be part of the solution! Make sure you tag CMHA Calgary on social media and use the hashtags, #EnergizeDontHide2021 and #HowIEnergize2021.


Every week from May 3 – June 30, Energize Don’t Hide participants will have a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Each week, we will feature a different activity (running, cycling etc.), so make sure you’re following us on social media to stay in the loop!

The more photos and videos you post, the greater chance of winning!

To enter in these prizes, take a creative photo or video of you completing the highlighted activity, tag us @CMHACalgary and don’t forget to use the hashtags, #EnergizeDontHide2021 and #HowIEnergize2021. 

Why Energize?

CMHA Calgary creates awareness, educates, and provides support for individuals and families living with a mental health or substance use concern, or a loss by suicide. We provide community-based programs, including supportive and independent living, homeless outreach, suicide bereavement and peer support for families and individuals. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.

Participating in Energize Don’t Hide 2021 shows your support for all Canadians to have access to mental health resources, when they need them the most. Funds raised for Energize Don’t Hide 2021 will be used to extend and expand our programs and services that are in higher demand than ever before due to the effects of the pandemic.

Share Your Story

We want to highlight individuals, teams and organizations on CMHA Calgary’s website, newsletter and social media channels who are supporting mental health programs in Calgary, and encouraging others to join the Energize Don’t Hide MOVEment.

Interested in sharing your Energize Don’t Hide story? Reach out to us at

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Want to become an Energize Don’t Hide 2021 Challenge sponsor?
Reach out to CMHA Calgary at


Our Peer Support program services can be accessed over the phone at 403-297-1402 or through email at We have teamed up with other Calgary agencies to help Calgarians quickly and easily access various counselling and social supports. Visit, where you can book online for our Suicide Bereavement and Family Support Counselling, and other supports. If you prefer to still book through us, please phone (403-297-1708), or email (