Mental Health Notes
Substance use can have a significant impact on the mother and child, as well as on their families and the larger community. Most pregnant women who use drugs and alcohol face stigma and discrimination, which can affect the care they seek and receive.
Online registration is now open for the Canadian Alliance National Conference on Ending Homelessness, November 2-4, 2015 at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal.
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced recently that CMHA Ontario is a recipient of New Horizons for Seniors Program funding as part of a collaborative project that aims to reduce social isolation among seniors in Toronto.
Enabling Minds is a new resource that provides mental health accessibility training for anyone who works in the field of sports, fitness or recreation. The Enabling Minds Training Module is an interactive 45-minute self-study course that shows how to remove barriers to physical activity programs for people living with mental health disabilities, and how to create a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes positive mental health for everyone.
Providing housing for individuals with mental health and addiction issues should be a special focus of Ontario’s Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy, states a recent CMHA Ontario submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH).
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.