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CMHA PD Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary of Talk Today

Bringing Mental Health and Addictions into the Spotlight at the Mississauga Steelheads Game

In an exciting collaboration that brings sports and mental health advocacy together, CMHA Peel Dufferin is proud to join forces with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Mississauga Steelheads for a special event aimed at breaking the silence around mental health issues. On the evening of Friday, February 9th, the Paramount Fine Foods Centre will not only be the stage for the thrilling game between the Mississauga Steelheads and the Barrie Colts but also a platform for raising awareness about the importance of mental health support, especially for athletes.

The Power of Talk Today

The Talk Today program, a cornerstone initiative by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), has been making waves across the sports world by fostering a safe environment for athletes to discuss mental health. Celebrating its 10th season in junior hockey, the program underscores February as a pivotal month for mental health awareness in the sports community, leveraging the excitement of hockey games to engage fans, players, and communities in vital conversations about mental wellness.

CMHA Peel Dufferin’s involvement in the Talk Today program highlights the organization’s commitment to extending mental health support beyond traditional settings and into arenas where young athletes can feel empowered to seek help. By partnering with the OHL and the Mississauga Steelheads, CMHA Peel Dufferin is set to make a significant impact at the upcoming game, transforming it into more than just a sporting event—it’s a lifeline for those silently struggling.

For more information about the program, please visit:

A Night of Hockey and Hope

The upcoming game on Friday promises to be an unforgettable evening where passion for hockey and commitment to mental health awareness converge. Attendees will not only enjoy the competitive spirit of a high-stakes OHL game but will also be part of a larger movement towards destigmatizing mental health issues in the athletic community and beyond.

Highlights of the night include:

Fundraising Activities: Discover how you can support mental health services and programs at CMHA Peel Dufferin. Our booth will feature a raffle game with exciting prizes, information about our hockey gear drive, and other fundraising initiatives. These activities provide fun ways for community members to get involved and make a tangible difference in supporting mental health initiatives. Learn about our fundraiser on our social media platforms:

Educational Booths: Learn more about mental health resources and the Talk Today program at information booths set up around the arena.

Community Engagement: Fans, players, and community members will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about mental health, sharing stories, and fostering a supportive environment.

For more information on our fundraising initiatives, please contact

Join Us in Making a Difference

This event is more than just a game; it’s a call to action for everyone to support mental health awareness and to create an environment where talking about mental health is as normal as talking about physical health. As the Mississauga Steelheads face off against the Barrie Colts, let’s cheer not only for our favorite team but also for the courage of those who speak up about their mental health struggles.

Join us at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre this Friday and be part of a movement that’s changing the game for mental health awareness. Together, we can break the ice on mental health.

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