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April 24, 2014 Mental health police records not criminal records: CMHA Ontario

CMHA Ontario was sought recently to comment on a new report from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner that criticized the sharing of personal information related to suicide attempts with U.S. border officials.

April 24, 2014 Get ready for Mental Health Week 2014

Mark your calendars because the 63rd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) is almost here.

April 24, 2014 Visit official website of Mental Health Week 2014

Mental Health Week Website ScreenshotDid you know this is the 63rd year that Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has led Mental Health Week (MHW)? Do you want to find out more about the focus of MHW 2014? Interested in taking a quiz to assess your own mental health?

April 24, 2014 Womens’ mental health a focus of Mental Health Week 2014

Last year, Mental Health Week (MHW) shone a light on youth mental health. This year, the mental health of women takes the spotlight.

April 24, 2014 What’s going on in your community for Mental Health Week

Photo of cookiesThroughout the province, CMHA’s 31 local branches are getting ready for Mental Health Week (May 5-11, 2014) in different ways. Some are hosting event while others may be offering special programs. The best way to discover what’s going on in your community is by finding and contacting your local branch. Use our branch finder tool to help.

April 24, 2014 Join us on for a Mental Health Week Tweet chat

CMHA Ontario and Children’s Mental Health Ontario are teaming up to host a twitter discussion about mental health starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

April 24, 2014 Free webinar: Using Health Equity Impact Assessments in Community Mental Health

HEIA webinar flyerJoin CMHA Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and Health Nexus for a free training webinar on how to use the MOHLTC Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool in community mental health. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon.

April 24, 2014 All eyes on provincial budget

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the Ontario Government will release the 2014-2015 Provincial Budget. CMHA Ontario will be monitoring the Budget process with a special focus on the government’s response to our pre-Budget submission which included a number of specific recommendations in support of mental health and addiction services in Ontario.

April 24, 2014 New OHRC policy on gender identity and expression

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its Policy on Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identify and Gender Expression. The policy is the culmination of many years of work by many committed individuals and organizations. A major milestone along the way was the 2012 enactment of Toby’s Act, which included “gender identity” and “gender expression” as protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

April 24, 2014 Tribute for Terry Trafford

Tribute for Terry FlyerThe news of 20-year-old Ontario Hockey League player Terry Trafford’s death rippled across Canada last month, receiving nationwide attention from sports media, The Globe and Mail, and Don Cherry on CBC Hockey Night In Canada’s Coach’s Corner. Now, members of the Toronto community that Trafford grew up in have banded together to host an event in honour of his life.

Featured Events

Dr. Carl Salzman. May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
Venue: Arden Park Hotel
552 Ontario St
Stratford, ON
Organizer: Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance Mental Health Services
www.hpha.ca

Reigniting Policy: From turned off to switched on. May 14-15, 2014

May 14-15, 2014
Venue: The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

6th International Conference on FASD. Research: Results and Relevance 2015. Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World. March 4-7, 2015

March 4-7, 2015
Venue: The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Dr
Vancouver, BC
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
www.interprofessional.ubc.ca

Creating Access, Improving Wellness: LOFT's Innovative and Multifaceted Service Program for Those with Mental Health, Addictions and HIV. May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014
Venue: 519 Church St Community Centre
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Casey House
www.caseyhouse.com

Mindfulness-based Trauma Therapy for Older Adolescents and Adults. May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014
Venue: St. Elias Centre
750 Ridgewood Ave
Ottawa, ON
Organizer: MAGentix
www.magentix.ca

HealthAchieve. November 3, 4 & 5, 2014

November 3, 4, & 5, 2014
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Ontario Hospital Association
www.oha.com

Child and Youth Mental Health Conference. May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
Venue: The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

Shifting Workplace Culture: Prevention, Promotion, Protection. June 11-13, 2014

June 11-13, 2014
Venue: NSGEU Office and Conference Centre
255 John Savage Ave
Dartmouth, NS, B3B 0J3
Organizer: Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union
www.nsgeu.ca/

Rewiring the Brain After Trauma: A Brain-Based Therapy Approach. June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014
Venue: Saint Paul University
Ottawa, ON
Organizer: Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma
www.centrefortreatment.com

Seeking Safety - An evidence-based practice for trauma and substance use. May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
Venue: Ajax Convention Centre
550 Beck Cres
Ajax, ON
Organizer: The Mental Health and Pinewood Centre Program of Lakeridge Health
www.pinewoodcentre.org