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May 27, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s popular refugee mental health webinar series now available online

keyboard-supportA free webinar series about refugee mental health is now available for viewing online at any time. CMHA Ontario launched the four-part series to enhance the capacity of the mental health and additions sector to support refugees. More than 600 participants took part in the four-part series in February, March, April and May 2016. Although the series was initially targeted at the mental health and addictions sector, participants came from many different fields – including settlement, broader health system, public education, child and youth services, community and social services and even individual private refugee sponsors – and found the sessions helpful.

May 26, 2016 Excitement surrounds CHL/CMHA Talk Today launch

CHL announcement photoSocial media was buzzing over the latest Talk Today announcement.

May 26, 2016 Deadline on Bill C-14 legislation causes tension in House of Commons

A June 6 deadline to have physician-assisted dying legislation in place has raised tensions in the House of Commons.

May 24, 2016 Talk Today now available nationwide

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) officially partnered on May 24, expanding the mental health and suicide-awareness program Talk Today.

May 17, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased to work with MCSS to improve ODSP medical reviews

CMHA Ontario is pleased to be working with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to improve the medical review process of the Ontario Disability Support Program.

May 16, 2016 Common QI themes emerge at regional workshops

The Excellence in Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) – a collaborative initiative of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, CMHA Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario – has held five regional workshops across Ontario and there are several common themes starting to emerge.

May 10, 2016 Ontario gets loud about mental health

Niagara Falls in GreenOntarians came together to GET LOUD for Mental Health Week (May 2-8).

May 6, 2016 Kennedy makes impact at CMHA Kenora event

Sheldon Kennedy – and his powerful speech – was the featured attraction of an event hosted by CMHA Kenora for Mental Health Week.

May 6, 2016 Report highlights health care challenges in Ontario’s correctional institutions

Fractured-Care-Cover-v6A recent report from the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) suggests the delivery of health care to people in correctional facilities should be integrated with the health care provided to people living in the community.

May 6, 2016 Life skills course for caregivers 55 and older available in Toronto

LivingLifetotheFullforwebCaregivers at least 55 years old in the Toronto area can now access a free eight-week course designed to provide skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.

Featured Events

Workplace Mental Health Rehabilitation and Return to Work. April 13-14, 2016

Venue: OHA Education Centre
200 Front St W, 27th Floor
Toronto ON
Organizer: Ontario Hospital Association
www.oha.com/Pages/Default.aspx

Healing Trauma through the Emotional Brain. Apil 15, 2016

Venue: Tosca Banquet and Conference Center
800 Champlain Ave
Oshawa ON
Organizer: Mental Health and Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health
www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca/en/index.asp

The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference. November 16-18, 2016

Venue: Vancouver BC
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
interprofessional.ubc.ca

XXIV World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. October 30-November 4, 2016

Venue: Jerusalem, Israel
Organizer: International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
ispg.net

Picturing Wellness. From Adversity to Resilience. March 3-5, 2016

Venue: Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summer’s Lane
Hamilton ON
Organizer: McMaster University Health Sciences
fhs.mcmaster.ca

Refugee mental health symposium: Responding to current needs through strengthened collaboration, Feb 10, 2016

Register now!

The CAMH Refugee Mental Health Project invites you to the Refugee mental health symposium: Responding to current needs through strengthened collaboration.

6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity. October 24-26, 2016

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau St
Ottawa ON
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
www.interprofessioinal.ubc.ca

Ego State Therapy & Trauma. April 8-9, 2016

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

Conversations. Choices. Decisions: Exploring the legal and ethical considerations in end of life decision making. March 21, 2016

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

Sharing Best Practices to Support Young Refugees. March 2, 2016

Venue: Toronto ON
Organizer: Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network
www.cyccnetwork.org