Mental Health Notes
The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 HSJCC Conference! The conference will be held in Toronto from November 16 through to November 18, 2015 at the Marriott Eaton Centre (525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario).
Every summer, the Ministry of Labour carries out a worker health and safety blitz during the summer months to ensure all young workers between the ages of 15 to 24 know their rights under workplace health and safety regulations.
The Government of Ontario is inviting people across the province to share the skills, experience and personality traits they would like to see demonstrated in the province’s first Patient Ombudsman.
The Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) newly-established Suicide Prevention Standards Task Force has begun its work to develop mandatory suicide prevention standards for hospitals in Ontario. The OHA was asked by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to develop these new mandatory standards earlier this year.
Toronto City Council approved the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy this week, with the vision that Toronto will become a leader in the collective pursuit of justice, fairness and equity by 2035. The Strategy aims for Toronto be renowned as a city where everyone has access to good jobs, adequate income, stable housing, affordable transportation, nutritious food, and supportive services.
Join the next EENet webinar!
In this webinar you’ll learn about the results of EENet’s survey of stakeholder preferences:
• Who is looking for mental health and substance use evidence in Ontario?
• Where are people going to meet their evidence needs?
• What makes evidence sources useful and trustworthy?
The D.I.Y. Health Equity Kit is a beginner’s guide for those interested in working toward equity within Ontario’s mental health system and beyond.
Research, campaigns, and other activities in Canada have helped raise awareness and knowledge of mental health and mental illness. But it’s not clear whether these efforts have delivered an impact, particularly among working Canadians.
For the first time in Pan Am games history, mental health support for athletes will include visits from 125 special dogs.
Just in time for Ontario Seniors Month, June marks the official release of the results of an exciting pilot project aimed at enhancing mental well-being among older adults in Ontario. Implemented from January 2014 to March 2015, the Living Life to the Full for Older Adults pilot project was run in partnership with CMHA BC, the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO), York Institute for Health Research, and Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest.