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Media Contact: Joe Kim
Director, Communications
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
416-977-5580 ext. 4141

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News Releases

April 10, 2014 Proposed AODA changes may impact Ontarians with emotional support animals: CMHA Ontario

CMHA Ontario encourages mental health organizations and people living with mental health disabilities to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Customer Service Standard under the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In particular, CMHA Ontario is concerned that proposed changes to the AODA’s Customer Service Standard may pose challenges for people with mental health-related service animals, including emotional support animals.

March 3, 2014 CMHA Ontario addresses Local Health System Integration Act at Queen's Park

(Monday, March 3, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville was pleased to present to the Ontario legislature’s Standing Committee on Social Policy on March 3, 2014. The Committee has been listening to stakeholders around the province as it conducts its review of the Local Health System Integration Act.

February 13, 2014 CMHA Ontario thanks jury for thoughtful recommendations in coroners inquest

(Wednesday, February 13, 2014) – The following is a statement from Camille Quenneville, CEO of CMHA Ontario, in response to the recommendations released today by a five-member jury in an inquest into the deaths of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis and Michael Eligon, three mentally ill Toronto residents fatally shot by police:

January 28, 2014 Canadian Mental Health Association National CEO available to speak about mental health on Bell Let's Talk Day

(Tuesday, January 21, 2014) – On January, 28, 2014, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National CEO, Peter Coleridge, will be available to speak to the media about the ways Canadians can improve and maintain their mental health as well the issues impacting people living with mental health conditions or illnesses.

July 24, 2013 Workplace stress an issue even during Summer's dog days; Innovative Mental Health Works program can help

It might be vacation time for thousands of working Ontarians, but it’s not relaxing for everyone. Many colleagues left at the office or the factory floor may be anxious or overwhelmed because they’re thrust into unfamiliar jobs covering for people away on vacation.

July 18, 2013 Conservation Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association Partner on new Mood Walks initiative!

NEWMARKET – The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) has received $150,000 in provincial funding to develop and implement a new educational walking and hiking program for older adults living with mental illness. Many of these walks will be taking place in Conservation Areas across Ontario. Funding for the project was provided through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, which supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active and living healthier lives.

June 11, 2013 New book chronicles life of influential Mental health champion Linda Chamberlain

If there’s one figure the public should know more about, it’s Linda Chamberlain – psychiatric survivor, tireless advocate and overall inspiration.

June 4, 2013 Media Advisory and Availability: Linda Chamberlain Book Launch

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario invites the media and public to the official launch of Not Anytime Soon! The life & times Linda Chamberlain.

Linda Chamberlain will be available for media interviews and photo opportunities.

Advance copies of Not Anytime Soon! The life & times of Linda Chamberlain are available for electronic download for accredited media.

May 2, 2013 Ontario Budget Increases Support for Mental Health and Addictions

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs/Addictions Ontario are delighted to endorse Ontario’s new budget. The budget provides investments for some of this province’s most vulnerable residents, including seniors and adults with mental health and addiction needs; and those receiving social assistance.

January 23, 2013 Landmark partnership will make fitness sector more accessible for people with mental health-related disabilities

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division (CMHA), in partnership with YMCA Ontario and Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), has launched the Enabling Minds project. The goal is to reduce barriers that prevent people with mental health-related disabilities from accessing physical activity programs and resources at community centres, fitness clubs, parks and other recreational fitness facilities. The Enabling Minds project is funded by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program.