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September 25, 2014 CMHA Ontario sparks dialogue about mental health resources available on and off campus

Mental Health NewsCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is featured in Mediaplanet’s latest edition of Mental Health, a print and online publication that appeared in Metro newspapers in Toronto and Ottawa on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

September 25, 2014 Report explores how, why and when racialized groups in Ontario use hospital EDs for mental health and addictions

A new report explores how racialized populations in Ontario use emergency departments (ED) when it comes to mental health and/or addictions-related issues.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Blogs for Qualaxia: Listening to Lived Experience

In her most recent blog for Qualaxia, a national mental health network, CMHA Ontario policy analyst Sheela Subramanian writes about the value of listening to people with lived experience of mental health issues when tackling complex policy problems.  The blog explores how lived experience enhanced the work of one partnership.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Sudbury-Manitoulin celebrates 30 years

The Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury-Manitoulin Branch has a big reason to celebrate this year. Tuesday September 9, 2014 marked the organization’s 30th year serving individuals and their families in Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin.

September 25, 2014 Ending homelessness: A long-term goal of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Realizing our Potential ImageAs long-time advocates for increases to supportive housing, CMHA Ontario is pleased to see improved housing and ending homelessness as central long-term goals of Ontario’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy, Realizing Our Potential.

September 25, 2014 New report on housing wait lists paints a stark picture for Ontario

Housing Waiting List - Infograpahic 1The numbers are in. According to the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s (ONPHA) latest report, the province needs 68 per cent more social housing units. This is the increase that would be required to house all of the Ontario households currently waiting for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units. This is a 4.2 per cent increase over last year.


September 25, 2014 CMHA Ontario’s support for post-secondary students aligns with provincial directions

Student Mental HealthAs post-secondary students get into the swing of classes and extracurricular activities, academic, financial and personal challenges can contribute to significant stress, anxiety and depression. A few students may even contemplate suicide, which is the second most common cause of death for individuals aged 18 to 24.

September 25, 2014 Illicit drug use and problem gambling: The evidence on these co-addictions

Problem gambling and substance use disorders are serious public health concerns. The link between the two hasn’t been well studied, and most of the information has been on individuals who received treatment.

September 25, 2014 Going Tobacco-Free: A Look at the Evidence

Research shows that tobacco-free hospitals have a number of health and safety benefits for patients. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently went tobacco-free, part of a growing trend in health care centres across Canada.

September 25, 2014 MHCC releases report on police education and training

TEMPO REPORT COVERThe Mental Health Commission (MHCC) has released TEMPO: Police Interactions – A report towards improving interactions between police and people living with mental health problems.

Featured Events

KIND (Knowledge, Information & Networking Day)

October 23, 2014
Venue: Delta Markham Hotel, 50 East Valhalla Drive. Markham, Ontario
Organizer: Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth
KIND (Knowledge, Information & Networking Day) offers professional development, networking and knowledge sharing geared to those in residential care and the child welfare sector.  For details on KIND, download the event flyer or click on the links below.

Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding. 2015 International Conference. October 15-17, 2015

October 15-17, 2015
Venue: The Hyatt Regency
Vancouver BC
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Vancouver Bc

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities. May 18-19, 2015

May 18-19, 2015
Venue: Waikiki, Hawaii
Organized by: University of Hawaii

Mindfulness Based Training for Professionals. Residential Workshop. MBCT Training: Depressive Relapse Prevention. April 19-24, 2016

April 19-24, 2016
Venue: The Royal
Ottawa ON
Organized by: The Royal

Mindfulness Based Training for Professionals. Residential Workshop. MBRP Training: Treatment for Addictions Relapse Prevention. April 30-May 5, 2015

April 30-May 5, 2015
Venue: The Royal
Ottawa ON
Organized by: The Royal

Policies & Best Practices for Dementia Care. October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014
Venue: Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre
2780 Bur Oak Avenue
Markham, ON
Organizer: Living Water Counselling Centre

Mindfulness Based Training for Professionals. Residential Workshop: Stress Reduction. March 3-8, 2015 (basic training) and March 3-12, 2015 (Practicum and Certificate: by application only).

March 3-8, 2015 and March 3-12, 2015
Venue: The Royal
Ottawa ON
Organized by: The Royal

The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong 60th Anniversary Symposium on Mental Health. December 8-9, 2014

December 8-9, 2014
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park
Shatin, Hong Kong
Organized by: The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong

Mental Health: Building Capacity and Inspiring Innovation. December 4, 2014

December 4, 2014
Venue: Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront
249 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto ON
Organizer: Ontario Hospital Association

Stripped Down: The Bare Essentials of Being Human in Human Services. December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
Venue: Elmhirst Resort, Rice Lake
1045 Settlers Line
Keene ON
Organized by: CAST Canada