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 ensuring that caregivers are aware of and can access the resources they need to provide support and lifelong care for their loved ones living with mental illness. Our intent is to do so one project at a time as we identify and narrow gaps in services and resources by bringing caregivers together to focus on developing and implementing solutions that will have a lasting and positive impact on the quality of their lives and their loved ones living with mental illness.

Objectives

  • Ensuring that family caregivers have awareness of and access to resources that provide meaningful support for themselves and lifelong care for their loved ones with mental illness
  • Identifying gaps through consultation with the caregiver community, and to narrow those gaps with the help of appropriate partners who we encourage to strengthen their programs and/or services by including the caregiver perspective
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of solutions that result in enhanced caregiver capacity to tend to their own well-being and that of their loved ones
  • Bringing caregivers together to work with our partners to achieve a lasting and positive impact on quality of life
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Activities

  • Sponsorship of Friendship Support Group
  • On-going consultation with mental health caregiver community
  • Supporting projects focused on addressing concerns identified by caregivers
  • Working with potential partners in the development of and implementation of programs and services supporting caregivers and their loved ones
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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 & Chairperson

John

John Hall

Vice-Chair

Madeleine

Madeleine Bertrand

Corporate Secretary

Leona

Leona Miller

Treasurer

Director

Crystal

Crystal Blais

Director

Louis

Louis Seguin

Director

Maggie

Maggie Henderson-Davis

Director

Resources

Learn about resources available for caregivers and their loved ones living with mental illness. We are focussing on a key partner programs including:

Visit the MICA Project Office to learn more

Caregiver Cafe

The Caregiver Cafe presents light hearted entertainment including:

Relax at the Caregiver Cafe

George Thwaites talks Poetry

Maggie Henderson-Davis sits down with our feature artist George Thwaites, whose poetry inspired our theme "No One Walks Alone"

Presenting MICA Projects

Learn about MICA Projects - seeking innovative solutions having a lasting impact on the lives of caregivers and their loved ones living with mental illness.

Visit the MICA Project Office to learn more

WALK WITH US:

You’ll be supporting caregivers and their loved ones living with a mental health issue. Make a one-time donation, a regular donation, or consider donating in someone’s memory.

WE WALK WITH YOU!

MICA Board Members and Volunteers got together in Strathcona Park to send this socially distanced message to our caregivers !

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS PAST AND PRESENT

2019 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

2020 VIRTUAL ART IN TH PARK EVENT SUMMARY

3+
Sponsers
90
Booths
90
Artists
1000+
Visitors
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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

Resources for Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CMHA Toolkit for Psychologically-Safe Return to the Physical Workplace amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As Ontario's economy gradually re-opens during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMHA has developed a new tool kit that supports employees, employers with planning phychologically-safe return to the physical workplace. Get the new CMHA toolkit here

Ottawa Mental Health Agencies To Launch One Stop Web Site for Counselling

Counselling Connect provides free access to a same-day or next-day phone or video counselling session for mental health and other issues. No waiting list!
Connect here to select a counselling service.

Read the Ottawa Citizen Article Here!

Resources for Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 has created huge disruptions in our daily lives. For many, it’s a challenge to maintain a healthy mental and emotional state as we deal with anxiety, loneliness and physical distancing. But there are ways to cope. We have pulled together the following list of events and resources, from the Royal Ottawa that could help care-givers and their loved ones at this difficult time:

www.theroyal.ca

COVID-19 Resources

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