MICA

MICA

Mental Illness Caregivers Association of Canada

Mandate

MICA is a non-profit organization comprised of family members, caregivers and consumers, incorporated as an association in November 2008. MICA is committed to assisting caregivers and their members manage the effects of serious and persistent mental illness and/or addictions through education, guidance and support including how to navigate the mental health and/or addiction systems.

Objectives

  • Helping caregivers navigate the mental health and/or addiction system to locate services.
  • Organizing facilitated peer support group meetings and workshops.
  • Actively recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.
  • Establishing collaborative partnerships with health care organizations to provide education & public awareness.
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Activities

  • Policy development in mental health/addiction
  • Liaison with the Ottawa Family Advocacy Centre
  • Family educational workshops
  • Sponsorship of the Friendship Support Group.
  • Support Schizophrenia Society Ottawa Branch workshops
  • Royal Ottawa Hospital Mental Illness Centre Board Representation
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Registration

  • Becoming a MICA member will give you an opportunity to have a stronger voice, and be supported by family members who have had experience navigating the mental health system
  • Simply fill out the Registration Form (under Registration on the main Menu) and we will contact you

VOLUNTEERS

MICA is powered by volunteers

Paul

Paul McIntyre

President

John

John Hall

Vice-President

Madeleine

Madeleine Bertrand

Secretary

Leona

Leona Miller

Treasurer

Sandra

Sandra MacPherson

Executive Member

Crystal

Crystal Blais

Executive Member

Louis

Louis Seguin

Executive Member

Maggie

Maggie Henderson-Davis

Executive Member

10+
Partners
55+
Members
15+
Events
250+
Meetings

ART IN THE STRATHCONA PARK 2019

19th Annual Exhibition was a Great Success!


Art in the Park was a huge success again this year, we had the highest number of registrants that we've had in many years including 99 booths with over 110 artists and artisans. We had so many donations from the artists for our Silent Auction that we ran out of space! But we managed, and we will have a larger space for next year with a lot of wonderful paintings and crafts to offer the public. The late afternoon rain chased away many people but the auction was still a big success. Proceeds will help MICA support its mandate to help caregivers cope with the challenges of having a loved one with a mental illness and our weekly meetings of the Friendship Support Group. The Friendship Support Group is a mental health support group servicing the Ottawa community since 1987 and any individual with a mental illness is welcome to join

Thank You to our Event Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors!


MICA would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution and generosity of our Event Sponsors and the Silent Auction Donors. Artists and artisans donated beautiful artworks, pottery, jewelry, artistic photography, carvings and other lovely items for our Silent Auction. Art in the Park

SPONSORS

Starbucks

Starbucks

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons

Loblaws

Loblaws

ARTIST & ARTISAN DIRECTORY

Please find below the directory of many of the talented artists and artisans who exhibited at the 2019 event:Art in the Park

The Strathcona Park
Renald Brisebois
Anna Serrao
Art in the Park

For event information please contact:
email: ArtInThePark@micaontario.com
Ph: (613) 860-7800
Organized by: MICA (Mental Illness Caregivers Association)

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Friendship Support Group

Mental Illness Caregivers Association is pleased to announce that the Friendship Support Group program has received a Community Grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation! This grant will be integral in ensuring that the FSG, a valued mental health program operating in Ottawa for over 30 years, will continue to provide much-needed support within our community.

The Ottawa Community Foundation is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. It connects donors who care with causes that matter and serves as a trusted resource for addressing issues and leveraging opportunities in the community. It attracts and manages a growing endowment, the invested earnings of which provide grants to charitable organizations.

The Foundation’s role is as neutral broker in support of all charitable causes that contribute to the community’s quality of life. With a growing profile, the Ottawa Community Foundation has built an enviable reputation for astute financial management, high-quality donor services, strategic grantmaking and innovative partnerships. For more information, visit www.ocf-fco.ca

FSG Schedule
FSG Schedule

CONTACT

Lets get in touch. Send us a message:

19 Colonnade Road, P.O. Box 5065, Ottawa, ON, K2G 4V8, canada

Phone: (613) 860-7800

Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Information: info@MICAontario.com

REGISTRATION