MICA
COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to CANCEL the 2020 Art in Strathcona Park Exhibition and Sale (learn more) & FSG Meetings are cancelled

Looking for resources to help you and your family cope during the COVID-19 pandemic? (look here!)

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

ART IN THE STRATHCONA PARK 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to CANCEL our Art in Strathcona Park event scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020. We look forward to a time when we'll be able to once again hold our event at the beautiful Strathcona Park and connect in person with our artists and artisans, our volunteers and the public. If you are not already receiving notices about our event and would like to be added to our distribution list, please email us at: ArtInThePark@micaontario.com We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and remain so throughout this unusual time.

For updates on COVID-19:

Province of Ontario updates: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

City of Ottawa Updates: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx

Where: Strathcona Park - Laurier Avenue E. & Range Road, Ottawa, Canada

Rain or Shine | Free Admission | Silent Auction | Refreshments | BBQ


ENJOY the work of the area’s most talented artists and artisans. This 20th annual exhibition & sale is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular outdoor artistic events. Over 110 exhibitors are drawn from many fine professional associations.

Ideal venue for a professional or semi-professional artist or artisan seeking to exhibit work in a low-cost, yet beautiful venue.

Registration Fee Only – No Commission


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

Thank You to Last Year's 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

2019 EVENT SPONSORS

Starbucks

Starbucks

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons

Loblaws

Loblaws

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

2019 EVENT SUMMARY

3+
Sponsers
99+
Booths
110+
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

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