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A free biweekly newsletter published by CMHA Ontario, featuring mental health news and events.

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To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to news@ontario.cmha.ca. Submissions may be edited for publication. All submissions are subject to approval, and CMHA Ontario reserves the right to refuse any submission at its sole discretion.

July 17, 2014 Read all about it: The Centre releases annual report

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has released its 2013-14 annual reportThe Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has released its 2013-14 annual report, (knowledge + innovation)you = awesome

As the Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary, this report takes the opportunity to reflect on how far the child and youth mental health sector has come and look ahead to a future full of possibilities.

July 17, 2014 Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI) Survey

Are you a peer supporter? If so, OPDI’s Community of Practice wants your input.

July 17, 2014 Free online French mental health course available for professionals who work with refugees

The French version of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Refugee Mental Health course is now accepting fall and winter registrations for 2014-15.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario supports OHRC policy on mental health disabilities and addictions

On June 18, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched its policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions. The policy reflects the OHRC’s interpretation of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) with respect to mental health (MH) disabilities and addictions, and provides standards, guidelines and best practice examples.  The launch event featured OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall as well as speakers from the Dream Team, Empowerment Council and Ryerson University.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario launches Adult Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems Map

In June 2014, CMHA OntariAdult Criminal Justice Mapo released a revamped map of the Adult Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems. This map was originally created in 2009 as part of the CMHA Ontario Network issue on Forensic Mental Health (see page 14). The new map provides an overview of the various pathways through the criminal justice and mental health systems with a focus on where these two systems intersect.  Although this map provides a general overview, it is important to note that each individual’s case can be different and not all journeys through these systems are reflected in this map.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario calls for strong, consistent legislation to protect people with mental health disabilities

In its final written submission to the Dean Mayo Moran independent review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CMHA Ontario calls for strong and consistent protections for people with mental health disabilities in Ontario.

June 19, 2014 Campus Mental Health webinar series continues

CICMH_logoThe Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, with support from CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and EENet, are pleased to present the next webinar in its “Ask the Experts” series.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Halton hosts inspiring evening of discussion about mental health and addictions

Registration is open for the Real Stories, Real Hope panel discussion organized by CMHA Halton.

June 19, 2014 Mental Health Notes goes to summer schedule

Mental Health Notes will be taking a little break over the summer. Rather than publish every two weeks, the e-newsletter, which is distributed to nearly 3,000 subscribers, will be published once a month in July and August.

We will return to our regular publication schedule in the fall and continue to deliver interesting and informative mental health and addictions-related news, events and announcements.

June 19, 2014 Queen’s Park Gets Back to Business on July 2, 2014

Election 2014 is over and Queen’s Park is returning to business on July 2, 2014.  Premier-Elect Kathleen Wynne has signaled her intention to re-introduce the 2014-2015 Ontario budget, Building Opportunity, Securing Our Future as one of the first orders of business.