About Our 2020 CMHA Cash Calendar Fundraiser!
For 30 years the people of Saskatchewan have made the CMHA Cash Calendar fundraiser a success. This has helped the CMHA in providing important mental health services, support, and advocacy to people living with mental health issues in Saskatchewan.
Our Calendar Fundraiser is a great way for anyone to support mental health in our province. Best of all, with every calendar purchase, you’re entered into our year long daily prize draw! There are 366 (leap year) opportunities to win cash & prizes!
All of the artwork in the calendar was created and submitted by Saskatchewan residents who chose to share part of their life experiences around mental health and well being.
The CMHA Saskatchewan Cash Calendar Fundraiser couldn’t run without all of the wonderful people of Saskatchewan! From the Calendar’s amazing artwork, to distribution, volunteers, and everyone who makes a calendar purchase… Thank you. You all have helped us get to this very special 30th edition of the calendar 🙂
What’s The Important Details You Should Know?
The Calendar is only available for purchase for Saskatchewan residents. You can purchase and send calendars out of province as gifts, but you must be 18 years of age and a resident of Saskatchewan to purchase (it’s a legal thing with the SLGA raffle laws).
Every calendar purchased is an entry into the year long, daily prize draw. The 2020 Calendar features over $85,000 in Cash and Prizes.
Our largest draw, the Valentines Day Sweet Heart Draw, will be $30,000 this year!
The Cash Calendar also offers a 50/50 ticket draw for $5!
This draw is made on January 15th, 2020, with a prize of up to $25,000!
Where Do Proceeds Go?
The Cash calendar Helps to fund: Friends for Life.
This program and it’s staff travels throughout Saskatchewan providing training on suicide prevention, anti-bullying strategies, and Mental Health in the workplace. If you’re interested in learning more about Friends For Life please check out the program page HERE.
Here are some of the programs and workshops Friends For Life runs in schools, workplaces, and on request:
Directed at Gr 2 students – this is a self esteem program that help student learn that they can be unique and still be the same as their friends. That not everyone will be good at or enjoy the same things but we are all good at something. All activities whether it is sports, music, looking after pets or family members, or anything else they are all important……
Communications and problem solving skills – for grade 5 (8 separate classes) – this helps student learn that they have more than 5 emotions with mad and angry being 2 of them. We talk about how to problem solve and that emotions such as anger are normal. It’s what we do with the emotions is what we have control over. That all behaviour is ours and that it is a choice.
In class presentations
One hour up to 1/3 day presentations are delivered in elementary and high school classes on topics such as; changing emotions as we go through adolescence, healthy and unhealthy coping skills, biological mental illnesses, body image, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, suicide, ….
For adults that work with children under the age of 12 yrs old where the children have suicide ideation and behaviour
For adults that work with youth 13-24 yrs where the youth have suicide ideation and behaviour.
SafeTALK for 15 yrs and older (also available for general public)
Students and staff learn how to identify someone with thoughts of suicide, how to ask, and where to connect them to.
ASIST (also available for general public)
Designed for those 16 yrs and older – suicide intervention training to learn to do the full intervention right through to the safety plan and follow up.
Mental Health First Aid (also available for general public)
This course helps participants to learn how to respond in a appropriate and compassionate way to anyone that may have a mental illness.
Thank You to All Our Amazing Sponsors!
Our calendar wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of these wonderful businesses and organizations. Thank you all so much for your support.