As the Government of Ontario moves towards legalizing and regulating cannabis, CMHA Ontario and our local branches strongly advise an approach that considers public health as the primary objective. That’s the message CMHA Ontario sent to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, which met Oct. 11 and 12 at Queens Park to hear deputations about […]Continue readingCMHA Ontario recommends public health approach to cannabis
CMHA Ontario’s 2017/2018 Annual Report is now available. This year’s report highlights the organization’s key accomplishments and advancements in the mental health and addictions sector from the past year. The report includes details about: BounceBack, a new initiative providing free, cognitive behavioural therapy-based skill-building services for adults and youth 15 years and older living with […]Continue readingCMHA Ontario 2017/2018 Annual Report now available
As part of the Enabling Change program, and in partnership with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, CMHA Ontario is pleased to announce the release of Mental Health in the Workplace: An Accommodation Guide for Managers and Staff. This Guide is meant to orient employers and supervisors with direct-reports to their responsibilities under the Accessible […]Continue readingMental Health in the Workplace: An Accommodation Guide for Managers and Staff
Are you a new mom? Just starting post-secondary school? Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction? Recently lost your job? Going through a divorce? Dealing with chronic pain or a chronic illness? Suffering from the loss of a loved one? This list goes on and on of the types of situations people find themselves in that […]Continue readingFree provincial program now available to help manage depression and anxiety
To celebrate December 10th International Human Rights Day, CMHA Ontario has released a new Equity Action Framework. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) youth, women, older clients with mental health and addictions issues, Indigenous peoples, newcomers to Canada and people living in poverty are some of the groups that have difficulty accessing timely and meaningful […]Continue readingHow can I incorporate equity into my work?
(Toronto, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017) – Opioid overdoses and life-saving naloxone are frightening and serious subjects. But a new easy-to-understand resource can help organizations and the average person identify the signs of an opioid-overdose and how to deliver potentially life-saving naloxone. Reducing Harms: Recognizing and Responding to Opioid Overdoses in Your Organization is particularly useful […]Continue readingNew toolkit helps to fight opioid overdoses; Advocacy group, Toronto bar first to use it
According to a recent survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 86 per cent of students in Ontario visit social media sites daily and about 16 per cent spend five hours a day or more on social media. For some people, high rates of SNS use can lead […]Continue readingAddictions and Problematic Internet Use