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August 14, 2014 Iacobucci releases Toronto police review on encounters with people in crisis

Former Chief Justice Frank Iacobucci has released a review of documents, policies and procedures of the Toronto Police Service and its interactions with people in crisis, offering up 84 recommendations.

August 14, 2014 Local reporter wins CMHA Ontario media award

Heather Rivers, reporter with the Woodstock Sentinel Review has been named the recipient of the 2014 CMHA Ontario Media Award for excellence reporting on mental health and addictions issues at the local level.

August 14, 2014 Webinar now available online: Using Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Tool in Community Mental Health

heia_bannerCMHA Ontario has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Health Nexus and CMHA Toronto to offer a training webinar about Using the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Tool in Community Mental Health.  The webinar, originally conducted on July 17, 2014, was recorded and can be viewed for free at any time by using the links below.

August 14, 2014 CMHA blogs for Qualaxia: Finding the Pieces of the Puzzle

Qualaxia-logoIn her latest blog for Qualaxia, a national online network for mental health system stakeholders, CMHA Ontario policy analyst Sheela Subramanian explains how tackling a complex policy issue can be like building a puzzle – one where the first step is to actually find the pieces.

August 14, 2014 Mood Walks program continues to grow

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteCMHA Ontario’s Mood Walks program was featured on CBC radio this week as CMHA Elgin staff and program participants spoke to CBC Ontario Morning on the effectiveness of the program in their community. Participants in the program told CBC correspondent Kerry McKee that the nature walks coordinated by the program bring a sense of calm and focus to their day.

August 14, 2014 Addictions and Mental Health Ontario appoints new CEO

AMHO_logoGail Czukar has accepted the position of CEO for Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, an organization of community-governed, not-for-profit agencies that provide a full continuum of services and supports to help individuals in Ontario facing mental health and addiction issues.

August 14, 2014 New mental health website for Kenora First Nations communities

Minweyaanigoziwin Mapping ProjectA new initiative to increase access to mental health and addiction services for First Nations communities has resulted in increased dialogue between partners and the Minweyaanigoziwin Mapping Project, a new website that links Kenora-area First Nations residents with service providers.

August 14, 2014 Participate in Schizophrenia Society of Ontario survey on antipsychotic medication

SSO LogoDo you or someone you know use antipsychotic medication? If so, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) would like to hear from you!

August 14, 2014 Toronto mobile crisis intervention team program evaluation final report

Law enforcement agencies frequently receive and respond to calls about crises of emotionally disturbed persons in the community. However, police face an increasing number of difficulties in responding to crisis calls due to challenges such as a perceived lack of training and referral expertise. Toronto’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Program was put in place to address some of these challenges.

August 14, 2014 Bill C-14: The not criminally responsible reform act

Recent high-profile cases across Canada have raised public concerns about safety around those with mental health issues. The Vince Li case on the Greyhound bus drew much media attention to the challenges that some individuals with mental health issues people face.

Featured Events

Trauma Essentials. A Full Day Intensive Workshop. September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014
Venue: Lindsay ON
Hosted at the Boys and Girls Club – City of Kawartha Lakes.
Organizer: CAST Canada
www.cast-canada.ca

Women in Mind. The Royal's Conference on Women's Mental Health. November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014
Venue: The Royal
1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

4th Annual Anxiety Seminar: Exposure Therapy Across the Anxiety Spectrum. October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014
Venue: The Royal, Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

A Day in the Life of a Charged Youth. October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014
Venue: TBD
Organizer: Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee-York Region and South Simcoe

Doing Whatever It Takes: Ethics in ACTion. October 22-24, 2014

October 22-24, 2014
Venue: Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
Kingston ON
Organizer: Ontario ACTT Association (OAA)
www.ontarioacttassociation.com

Affirming An Ethic of Care: What Patients Teach Us. October 3, 2014

October 3, 2014
Venue: Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
90 Bloor St E
Toronto ON
Organizer: Centre for Clinical Ethics
www.ccethics.com

Doing the Work: Rural and Remote. October 22-23, 2014

October 22-23, 2014
Venue: The Clarion Pinewood
North Bay ON
Organizer: CAST Canada
www.cast-canada.ca

Are You Ready to Connect the Dots? Migration - Discrimination - Mental Health. The Opening Doors Project. October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014
Venue: CMHA Toronto
700 Lawrence Ave E
Toronto ON
Organizer: Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch
www.toronto.cmha.ca

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) Training. October 10 and 24, 2014

October 10 AND 24, 2014
Venue: The Royal
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

Trauma Essentials - A Full Day Intensive Workshop. October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014
Venue: Liberty North
100 Caplan Ave, Barrie ON
Organizer: CAST Canada
www.cast-canada.ca