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April 14, 2014 Ontario Privacy Commissioner’s report welcome; further examination of mental health police records needed

(Monday, April 14, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomes today’s report from the province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner as a good first step in the examination of the disclosure of mental health police records.

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.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Ontario engages key government ministries

As part of its continuing efforts to inform government stakeholders, representatives from CMHA Ontario recently held discussions with two government ministries important to its work: Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).

April 10, 2014 Agreements with LHINs improved, thanks to CMHA Ontario and AMHO

New three-year agreements between Ontario’s community mental health and addictions programs and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are more reflective of the working realities of mental health service providers. The improvements are thanks to work by CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

April 10, 2014 Do you have a training resource to share?

CMHA Ontario is developing an online repository of existing training resources for frontline workers who provide services to children and youth with complex mental health needs.

April 10, 2014 Strong Client Focus earns CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin high praise

CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin received significant recognition recently for its dedication and service to people living with mental health issues. It was awarded exemplary standing by the leading agency in the field of health care accreditation, Accreditation Canada.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Kenora’s executive director retires

After 20 years of service, leadership and dedication, Anita Webb has retired as CMHA Kenora’s executive director.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin builds new site to better serve community

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.

April 10, 2014 Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) proposes government plan for investment in supportive housing

AMHO_logonew report from Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) calls on the Ontario government to adopt a seven-year plan of investment in supportive housing as the most cost-effective way to help people recovering from mental health and addictions challenges.

April 10, 2014 Study examines links between homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals and traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from vehicle accidents, firearms, falls and other causes. TBIs include things like concussions and are about seven times more common among homeless people than the general population.

Featured Events

Clinical Day: Spotlight on Concurrent Disorders. May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014
Venue: Allstream Centre
CNE Grounds, Toronto ON
Organizer: CAMH Education

Distress Centres 46th Annual General Meeting. April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014
Venue: Oakham House, Ryerson University
55 Gould St, Toronto, ON
Organizer: Distress Centres

Eating for Energy with Otilia Kiss. April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014
Venue: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
130 Spadina Ave, Suite 302
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness training program presents three free webinars. April 8, 15 and 29, 2014

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] training program is pleased to bring you the following free webinars. Please join us!

Out of Mind, Out of Sight. May 7, 8 and 11, 2014

World Broadcast Premiere on TVO:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9 p.m. and midnight EST
Thursday, May 8 at 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 at 11 p.m.


The Second International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health. October 5-8, 2014

October 5-8, 2014
Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organizer: Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health

Strengthening Our Collective Voice. October 22-24, 2014

October 22-24, 2014
Venue: Westin Calgary Hotel
Calgary, AB
Organizer: CMHA National/CMHA Calgary

Community Treatment Order (CTO) Mental Health Symposium. September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton
London, ON
Organized by: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentristry
Western University

Ontario Nonprofit Network Conference. September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014
Venue: University of Toronto Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Ontario Nonprofit Network

Bringing Mindfulness to Clinical Practice. June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014
Venue: The Royal
Associaties in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal