News and Events
(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.
In late February, 2014, CMHA Ontario spoke to Healthy Debate writer Karen Born about our collaborative work with the Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee. More specifically, we discussed the outcomes of the HSJCC Info Guide on Strategies for Implementing Effective Police-Emergency Department (ED) Protocols in Ontario which was released in 2013. Karen also spoke with representatives from hospitals and police services in order to write this article along with co-authors Dr. Andreas Laupacis and Mike Tierney. The piece provides a wide lens, looking at emergency department and police collaborations across Canada.
People served by CMHA Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma can now use the region’s first source of centralized access for mental health and addiction services. Launched recently, the Central Access and Information Service is a partnership between the branch, North Shore Community Support Services in Elliot Lake and other mental health and addiction service providers in Algoma.
Employers need to focus on mental health in the workplace just like they would do physical health, states a recent article authored by Kathy Jurgens, National Program Manager for Mental Health Works – a Canada-wide program based at CMHA Ontario.
Of 140 people that registered, nearly everyone participated in a free webinar recently about a new online repository that might help them overcome challenges when it comes to the world of integration.
CMHA Ontario recently participated in an online discussion hosted by Health Nexus on benefits and strategies for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s (MOHLTC) Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) announced on February 26, 2014, that the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Executive approved a motion to change the way it shares non-conviction records.
Gerry McNeilly, Ontario’s independent police review director, announced that Toronto police use-of-force guidelines will be investigated starting at the end of February, 2014. The review will look at the most recent Sammy Yatim case as well as the outcomes of the triple inquest into the deaths of Sylvia Klibingaitis, 52, Michael Eligon, 29, and Reyal Jardine-Douglas, 25. Klibingaitis, Eligon, Jardine-Douglas were individuals with mental health issues who were fatally shot by police.
The Ontario Advocate for Children and Youth has released a new report by First Nations youth that calls for partnership to create healthy, safe communities for northern, remote and fly-in communities. The report is entitled Feathers of Hope: First Nations Youth Action Plan.
Ready to open this spring, the new Community Food Centre in Toronto’s Regent Park area will build on the foundation of nutrition and gardening programs already established in the neighbourhood. The food centre is the result of a partnership between the Christian Resource Centre and Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC).
February 17 – March 17, 2014
Organized by: The Government of Canada
The Government of Canada is seeking the public’s input on the criminal law’s response to adult prostitution (i.e. the sale and purchase of sexual services from persons 18 years of age or older). This online consultation which is comprised of 6 questions is open from February 17 to March 17, 2014.
March 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The Royal, 1145 Carling Avenue, Auditorium, 1st Level; Ottawa, Ontario
Presenters: Members of The Royal’s Client Empowerment Council
At this event, clients living with mental health issues will share what they do every day to address their mental health and how they participate in their care which leads to their recovery. For example, some clients speak of a recipe or a number of activities they engage in to help them function as best as possible. The belief is that if you take control of your own mental health and become part of your own treatment plan, you will succeed and enjoy recovery.
The Pathways to Resiliency conference will take place at the Hilton Toronto on April 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The conference will engage individuals from multiple sectors in discussion on the mental health and well-being of children and families. Topics include perfectionism, anxiety, stress, resilience, emotional intelligence, attachment and the impact of technology on mind and mood.
March 24-26, 2014
Venue: Toronto, ON
Organizer: Mental Health Commission of Canada
March 19-20, 2014
Venue: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Rd
Organizer: The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC)
March 10-16, 2014
Organizer: The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Canadian Mental Health Association in partnership with ScholarLab is excited to announce the launch of our latest online course, Managing Health in the Workplace.
May 20-21, 2014
Venue: The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Organizer: The Royal
Pre-conference October 22, 2014
Main Conference October 23-24, 2014
Venue: The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
1763 Comox St
Organizer: Interprofessional Continuing Education
June 1-4, 2014
Venue: The Shaw Conference Centre
Organizer: Institute of Public Administration of Canada