More than 12,500 Ontarians raised their voices during the recent provincial election campaign to let political candidates know that its time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. In addition to garnering signatures, the Erase the Difference campaign created significant social media impact, reaching more than 1.5 […]Continue readingThousands of Ontarians send a strong message to erase the difference
CMHA Ontario joins individuals and organizations worldwide to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer identified (LGBTQ) individuals for Pride Month in June. While Pride festivals across the province recognize Ontario’s vibrant and creative LGBTQ communities, it’s important to note that LGBTQ individuals continue to face specific mental health […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates Pride
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
An evidence-based mental health program managed by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and CMHA York and South Simcoe is being rolled out across the province. The Ontario government announced today that Bounce Back, a self-help and coaching program designed to help adults reduce unhelpful thinking, worry less and improve their mood, is one of […]Continue readingCMHA self-help program now available across Ontario
Message from the Board Chair and CEO The Board of Directors and staff of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division are pleased to present our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, A Bold New Vision for the Future, which charts for us a clear path forward in the provincial mental health and addictions sector. This is a […]Continue readingA Bold New Vision for the Future: CMHA Ontario Strategic Plan 2017-2020
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