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Wellness & Recovery College for everyone


Registration is now open for January 2024!

Recovery Colleges were pioneered in the United States in 2000, spread to Europe in 2009, and then to Canada in recent years. Canadian Mental Health Association branches now operate 16 Recovery Colleges across the country. The Wellness & Recovery College, operated by the Windsor-Essex County Branch, opened in September 2022, welcoming students interested in focusing on personal recovery and growth in the areas of mental health and addictions, and well-being. The College is open to anyone in the community, including those with lived/living experience and their caregivers.

Wellness & Recovery College courses are co-developed by trained Peer Support Workers along with those with lived/living experience. Facilitated by a Peer Support Worker, these free courses are provided in a safe, confidential, inclusive learning environment with a focus on building hope and empowerment. The lived experience of the Peer Support Worker helps to provide guidance, fosters a culture of hope, and reveals new possibilities and opportunities for students.

The Wellness & Recovery College operates four semesters throughout the year with new courses added regularly: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December.

The CMHA-WECB Wellness & Recovery College is currently offering in-person classes for anyone interested in learning more about recovery and wellness. Our courses are developed and delivered in partnership with our peer supporters. These individuals have lived/living experience of mental health, addictions, or supporting a loved one. Enroll in person at our main office at 1400 Windsor Ave., or online below.

To learn more about the Wellness & Recovery College, click here.


CMHA-WECB and the Wellness & Recovery College wish to thank our funders:

Recovery College funders
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