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April 14, 2014 Ontario Privacy Commissioner’s report welcome; further examination of mental health police records needed

(Monday, April 14, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomes today’s report from the province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner as a good first step in the examination of the disclosure of mental health police records.

April 10, 2014 Proposed AODA changes may impact Ontarians with emotional support animals: CMHA Ontario

CMHA Ontario encourages mental health organizations and people living with mental health disabilities to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Customer Service Standard under the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In particular, CMHA Ontario is concerned that proposed changes to the AODA’s Customer Service Standard may pose challenges for people with mental health-related service animals, including emotional support animals.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Ontario engages key government ministries

As part of its continuing efforts to inform government stakeholders, representatives from CMHA Ontario recently held discussions with two government ministries important to its work: Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).

April 10, 2014 Agreements with LHINs improved, thanks to CMHA Ontario and AMHO

New three-year agreements between Ontario’s community mental health and addictions programs and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are more reflective of the working realities of mental health service providers. The improvements are thanks to work by CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

April 10, 2014 Do you have a training resource to share?

CMHA Ontario is developing an online repository of existing training resources for frontline workers who provide services to children and youth with complex mental health needs.

April 10, 2014 Strong Client Focus earns CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin high praise

CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin received significant recognition recently for its dedication and service to people living with mental health issues. It was awarded exemplary standing by the leading agency in the field of health care accreditation, Accreditation Canada.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Kenora’s executive director retires

After 20 years of service, leadership and dedication, Anita Webb has retired as CMHA Kenora’s executive director.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin builds new site to better serve community

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.

April 10, 2014 Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) proposes government plan for investment in supportive housing

AMHO_logonew report from Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) calls on the Ontario government to adopt a seven-year plan of investment in supportive housing as the most cost-effective way to help people recovering from mental health and addictions challenges.

April 10, 2014 Study examines links between homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals and traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from vehicle accidents, firearms, falls and other causes. TBIs include things like concussions and are about seven times more common among homeless people than the general population.

Featured Events

Advancing Cultural Understandings in Trauma-Informed Care

Venue: Northrop Frye Hall
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Women’s College Hospital

Annual Addictions & Mental Health Conference. May 25-27, 2014

May 25-27, 2014
Venue: Marriott Toronto Airport
901 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Addictions & Mental Health Ontario

Public Health 2014 - Pre-Conference Session - Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families: From Preconception to Preschool. May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Best Start Communications

A Workshop on Wellness & Mindfulness Practice. May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014
Venue: Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, Kensington Room
Thunder Bay, ON
Organizer: Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch

Workman Arts Celebrates Mental Health Week with Theatre, Film and Photography. May 2-10, 2014

May 2-10, 2014
Venue: Toronto ON
Organizer: Workman Arts

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). April 29-May 1, 2014

April 29-May 1, 2014
Venue: Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library – Boardroom
425 Holland St W
Bradford, ON
Organizer: Krasman Centre

Ending Homelessness Through Housing First: Lessons Learned from the Toronto Site of the "At Home/Chez Soi" Project. April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014
Venue: Centre for Social Innovation Annex
720 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Centre for Research on Inner City Health

Clinical Day: Spotlight on Concurrent Disorders. May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014
Venue: Allstream Centre
CNE Grounds, Toronto ON
Organizer: CAMH Education

Distress Centres 46th Annual General Meeting. April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014
Venue: Oakham House, Ryerson University
55 Gould St, Toronto, ON
Organizer: Distress Centres

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness training program presents three free webinars. April 8, 15 and 29, 2014

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] training program is pleased to bring you the following free webinars. Please join us!