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March 22, 2017 Join the green movement during mental health week

For several years, iconic Ontario landmarks such as the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge have been lit green during CMHA’s Mental Health Week to raise awareness about the importance of mental health.

March 16, 2017 Call for Abstracts on nutrition and mental health

The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC), CMHA Ontario and other partners invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2017 conference Should We Mind? Why Nutrition Matters for Mental Health, taking place November 9, 2017 in Toronto.

March 15, 2017 Ontario Announces a Three Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan

Cover page for A Better Way ForwardThe Ontario government has announced a new provincial plan which aims to target systemic racism in government policies, decisions and programs.


March 10, 2017 New federal funding may help remedy historical deficits in mental health

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased that the federal government and the Government of Ontario have reached a health funding agreement, which includes new targeted funding over 10 years for investments in mental health care.

March 10, 2017 Ontario aims to help more people with their housing needs

The province has announced funding to help 6,000 families in need to remain permanently housed.


March 9, 2017 Ontario announces funding for Ottawa's opioid crisis

The province will fund a $2.5 million plan for Ottawa to address the city’s opioid crisis, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this week at a meeting with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

March 8, 2017 CMHA celebrates International Women’s Day

Image of six women smiling with the text "CMHA celebrates International Women's Day" on topOn March 8, CMHA Ontario joined individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event held to mark the social, economic and political achievements of women.

March 3, 2017 New resource for primary care providers recommends CMHA programs

A new tool for primary care providers (PCPs) highlights CMHA’s Bounce Back program and other CMHA services as a resource for lower-risk clients.

March 2, 2017 Mood Walks Summit engages people about nature and exercise

Rattray Marsh BridgeMore than 70 people attended the Mood Walks Summit to discuss key outcomes from the project and explore new ideas around diversity and inclusion, youth engagement, and campus mental health.

March 2, 2017 "Patients First" progress webinar reports implementation of health care system transformation efforts

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care hosted a webinar on Feb. 27 about the progress on the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care outlining the major areas of implementation focus for this work since the passing of the Patients First Act.

Featured Events

Responsible Gambling Council’s Discovery 2017 Conference

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
April 18 to 20, 2017
To register, visit:
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Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Toronto Youth Consultation/Forum

Monday, February 13th, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Light snacks will be served)
Inclusive Design Research Centre
49 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
For more information, visit:
This event is hosted in collaboration with the Inclusive Design Research Centre.

Registration is open for Mood Walks Summit 2017!

Rattray Marsh BridgeMood Walks presents a one-day knowledge exchange and networking summit to share the exciting strides taken over the past year implementing hiking programs across the province for youth living with mental health challenges.

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Sunday, February 26, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $25 (Students $10)
Includes breakfast and lunch

Space is limited. To register:

Webinar: Treating Mood with Food - Where to from Here? - December 8, 2016

Free Webinar
10:30 am PST / 11:30 am MST / 1:30 pm EST / 2:30 pm AST
Organizer: CMHA Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Webinar: Setting the Agenda for Nutrition and Mental Health Research - November 10, 2016

Free Webinar, 1:30 pm ET
Organizer: CMHA Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. March 1-4, 2017

Venue: The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver BC
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education

Grounding Trauma. Generational Trauma - Family. October 4-5, 2016

Venue: The Ramada Inn and Conference Centre
Edmonton, AB
Organizer: CAST Canada

Recovery Training Opportunities. June 20-22, 2016

Venue: Valhalla Inn and Conference Centre
Thunder Bay ON
Organizer: PSR/RPS Canada

Ivy Dunn Research Day: Engaging our clients in optimal recovery. October 21, 2016

Venue: The Royal, Room 1424
1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal

6th Global Forum on Health Promotion. October 16-17, 2016

Venue: PEI Conference Centre
Charlottetown, PEI
Organizer: Alliance for Health Promotion