Website Policies


Neither CMHA Ontario nor any other person or organization affiliated with this website is responsible for the privacy practices of any user. All information published on this website, including posts, comments and user profiles, is considered public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to share any personal information. 

Copyright and Permissions

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act and relevant Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements.

Non-commercial production

Unless otherwise indicated, information on this site has been posted for the purpose of making it readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. The material may be reproduced, in whole or in part, without charge or further permission from CMHA Ontario provided that:

  • CMHA is identified as the source of the material
  • The material is reproduced without any changes
  • No charges are made for the use of the material

Commercial production

Permission must be obtained from CMHA if the material is to be reproduced in whole or in part for sale or other commercial purposes.

Terms of Use

The purpose of the Minding Our Bodies website is to enable mental health organizations in Ontario to exchange information and resources about physical activity programs for people with mental illness. Through an open exchange of accurate and timely information, all stakeholders can contribute to the planning and development of an effective community mental health and addictions system.

Community Members who register for a user account must agree to the following Terms of Use:

Registered users must provide a valid e-mail address and complete a user profile, including full name, job title, organization, and a user profile, prior to having their user account activated.  User profiles are accessible to all registered users and are linked to from the members directory.

All registered user accounts must be approved by the website administrator. The administrator reserves the right to refuse any registration request or cancel any user account without prior notice in accordance with website policies.

Registered users will be identified as the author of any comment they publish on the Minding Our Bodies website. Their comments will be linked to their user profile, which is viewable by all registered users. Anonymous commenting is not permitted.

E-mail addresses of registered users will not be shared in the user profile. However, any registered user may be contacted by any other registered user by e-mail via an online contact form. Registered users have the option of disabling their own contact form (see settings under My Account). By using this site, you acknowledge that CMHA Ontario is not responsible for the nature or frequency of contact by registered users.

If you choose to contact another user via the online contact form, your own e-mail address will be visible in the e-mail sent to that person.

CMHA Ontario welcomes and encourages information exchange and commentary on all topics related to active living for people with mental illness. By using this website, you agree to restrict your comments to pertinent matters.

All users will engage in constructive information-sharing and dialogue, based on mutual respect. Inappropriate or offensive language, comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory or libelous, or attacks, ad hominem or otherwise, on fellow posters will not be tolerated. Should you engage in this behaviour or otherwise violate the rights of other posters, CMHA Ontario reserves the right to pursue any and all remedies available, including, without limitation, deleting your comments and/or restricting, suspending or terminating your access to this site, without explanation, prior notice or liability.

Posting confidential or copyright-protected information is prohibited.

All information published on this website, including posts, comments and user profiles, is considered public information.

By using this site, you acknowledge and agree that sensibilities vary among people and that you may be exposed to comments you find offensive or otherwise objectionable. If you read a comment that you consider to be inappropriate, according to the Terms of Use, you are encouraged to notify the administrator using the Contact US form.

We are authorized by you to remove or modify any information or data submitted by you to this website that for any reason we feel is incorrect or constitutes a violation of our policies, whether stated, implied or not.

This site may contain links to electronic documents or other websites. By using this site, you acknowledge that CMHA Ontario has no control over such documents or websites and cannot assume any liability for damage caused by computer viruses or any other reason. All users are encouraged to install up-to-date antivirus software on their computers.