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July 22, 2014 CMHA 2014 Conference in Calgary - Registration is now open!

CMHA Nation-Wide Conference – October 22nd-24th, 2014


Opening Ceremony and Keynote
Wednesday, October 22, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 22, 9:00 am—3:30 pm

Keynotes and Concurrent Sessions
Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24


July 17, 2014 CMHA guest blogs for Legal Aid Ontario

Mental health is a key priority for Legal Aid Ontario, including the development of a mental health strategy that will strengthen the capacity of lawyers, front-line workers and management to improve services for people living with mental health issues.

July 17, 2014 Canadian Senators listen to CMHA Ottawa

CMHA Ottawa’s efforts to inform government decision-makers about a key financial issue for people with serious mental illness (SMI) has led to results published by Canadian senators.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Toronto's work with LGBTQ populations published

Social Work in Mental Health coverCMHA Toronto’s efforts to help LGBTQ populations has received much deserved public profile in the journal, Social Work in Mental Health.

July 17, 2014 Hamilton Local HSJCC is part of a new study on ABI in inmates

A Hamilton-Wentworth (HW) Corrections – Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Working Group that was created last October out of the Hamilton Local Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee have been busy analysing and following up on results from a recent pilot project.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Grey Bruce celebrates 50 years

The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Branch has a big reason to celebrate this year. The organization is marking 50 years of serving individuals and their families in Grey and Bruce counties area.

July 17, 2014 A breakdown of mental health, health commitments in recent Ontario budget

budget_homeOne of the first measures of the new Liberal Government in Ontario was to re-release its 2014-2015 budget, Building Opportunity, Securing Our Future. CMHA Ontario has provided the following budget breakdown that may be of use for mental health and addictions organizations.

July 17, 2014 Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team – a first for Ontario

There are signs that police forces across Ontario are trying to work to better respond to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

July 17, 2014 Supporting Employment for People with Mental Illnesses

budget_homeThe Government of Ontario’s Budget for 2014 acknowledges that “there are 1.65 million people in Ontario who have a physical, mental, sensory or learning disability, 63 per cent of whom are aged 15 to 64 — the cohort most likely to be participating in the labour force.”

July 17, 2014 CMHA Connects and the Mental Health Employment Supports Network (MHESN)

CMHA Connects logoTo support dialogue and discussion among organizations serving people with mental illnesses, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario hosts CMHA Connects which is a multisite network designed to support collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Featured Events

Models of Excellence in Dual Diagnosis that Shape the Future (IDD/MI). November 12-14, 2014

November 12-14, 2014
Venue: Hilton Palacio Del Rio
San Antonio, TX
Organizer: The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)

Claiming Full Citizenship. 2015 International Conference. October 15-17, 2014

October 15-17, 2014
Venue: The Hyatt Regency
Vancouver BC
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education

Trauma Essentials - A 1 Day Intensive. August. 19, 2014

August 19, 2014
Venue: The Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes
Lindsay ON
Organizer: CAST Canada

Women in Mind. November 6 & 7, 2014

November 6 & 7, 2014
Venue: Ottawa Convention & Event Centre
200 Conventry Rd, Ottawa ON
The Royal
1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal

Consensus Development Conference on Improving Mental Health Transitions. November 4-6, 2014

November 4-6, 2014
Venue: Westin Edmonton Hotel
10135 100th St NW
Edmonton AB
Organizer: Institute of Health Economics

The Many Faces of Addiction. October 1-2, 2014

October 1-2, 2014
Venue: Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd
Toronto ON
Organizer: Bellwood Health Services

Emotion Regulation: Developing Emotional Intelligence. September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014
Venue: Sunnyside Library
1049 Bank St
Ottawa ON
Organizer: Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma

55th Annual Institute on Addiction Studies. July 13-17, 2014

July 13-17, 2014
Venue: Kempenfelt Conference Centre
3722 Fairway Rd
Innisfil ON
Organizer: Canadian Harm Reduction Network

Pacific Rim College of Psychiatry 2014 Conference. October 5-7, 2014

October 5-7, 2014
Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia St
Vancouver BC
Organizer: Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists

Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression and Anxiety. August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014
Venue: Delta Ottawa City Centre
Ottawa ON
Organizer: Centre for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma