News and Events
Marion Quigley, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury/Manitoulin Branch, and Shana Calixte, Executive Director of NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action, are being recognized as NE LHIN Healthy Change Champions for their work to create healthier, more inclusive and resilient communities in Sudbury and throughout the North East.
The Minding Our Bodies project has released an overview on the relationship of nature to physical and mental health. “The Nurture of Nature: Natural Settings and Their Mental Health Benefits” offers a brief review of recent research examining the impacts of natural environments specifically on mental health and well-being.
The government’s social policy focus includes continued investment in health care, education, the environment and some modest gains in social assistance in their recently released 2013 Budget.
The Government of Ontario has asked the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) to explore how Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP) can be made more accessible to people with disabilities. The work will examine how adults with developmental or other mental disabilities can participate in the program without completing an expensive competency assessment.
Research has found that homeless youth have high rates of mental health problems and substance use, but studies have never looked at how many have both of these issues together. Researchers interviewed 150 street-involved 16- to 21-year-olds in Toronto. The youth answered questions about their mental health and drug use, as well as questions about their experience with homelessness.
Many Canadians have been affected by addiction and mental illness. Findings from a recent report revealed that 80 per cent of those surveyed stated that they have either a friend or a family member who has experienced mental illness and/or addiction. This finding shows there is a wide sector of the population who understand, and can possibly even help, with care and recovery.
Victims in Nova Scotia will be better protected and cyberbullies will be held accountable for their actions, with Nova Scotia legislative changes, including a new Cyber-Safety Act introduced on April 25, 2013.
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has revised their 2005 guidelines on routine screening for depression in primary care settings for adults who are at average risk, or who have characteristics that may increase their risk of depression, if they have no apparent symptoms.
The Representative for Children and Youth in British Columbia (RCYBC) has released a report that calls on the provincial government to address urgent youth needs for direct mental health services in B.C.
New information about the population of Canada has been released by Statistics Canada (StatsCan) about Aboriginal people and immigration in Canada. This new data comes from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).
September 09-11, 2013
Venue: Fort Garry Hotel 222 Broadway
Organizer: Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
September 19-20, 2013
Venue: Universtiy of Toronto Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St
Organizer: Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN)
June 18-21, 2013
Venue: Geneva Centre for Autism, 112 Merton Street
A Four Day Workshop with Joanne Dolhanty PhD and Adèle Lafrance Robinson PhD
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan.
June 21, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Ave
Organized by: The Royal
June 13, 2013
8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Venue: 11 Elm Street, Suite 100
Organized by: CMHA Sudbury
This capacity building workshop offers speciality skills training to professionals who have any interactions with families caring for a loved one impacted by mental illness and/or addiction issues. This workshop is facilitated by Sabrina Baker, BSW, RSW, an experienced clinician with over thirty years of specializing in family-centred care and family therapy.
All participants will be provided with a certificate of course completion.
June 11 – 13, 2013
Venue: Delta St. John’s Hotel & Conference Centre, 120 New Gower Street. St. John’s, NL
June 3, 2013
Venue: 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302
Organized by: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Providing practical information on topics associated with mental illness for families and friends of individuals affected by schizophrenia and psychosis.
May 27, 2013
Venue: Courtyard Marriot hotel, 425 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Organized by: York Institute for Health Research, York University
This event is free and open to all. Join us in changing the conversation on working for better care.
May 24-25, 2013
Venue: Muskoka Campus
Organized by: Nipissing University
The theme of our third Health, Healing and Religion conference will be “Filling the Empty Well: Self-care for Workers in the Caring Professions”. We will be focusing on methods for creating space in our busy lives for healthy routines and practices. This conference is geared to those who work in the healing professions but would be of interest to anyone who is seeking that ever elusive “life-work balance”.
DATE: May 20 - May 31, 2013
Organizer: ProActive ReSolutions
The workshop will accommodate varying levels of experience in threat assessment and risk management.