Mental Health Notes
On July 7, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) launched its new mental health training for about 25 selected representatives from across the province who will act as regional mental health leads in their respective criminal courts.
In case of a potential postal disruption at Canada Post, the Ministry of Community and Social Services has advised recipients of Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), that there are contingency plans in place to minimize any disruption in receiving payments and benefits by mail.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario would like to congratulate Steve Lurie, Executive Director of the CMHA Toronto Branch, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.
It’s been 64 years since the Ontario Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association received its provincial charter. Since then, CMHA Ontario has worked tirelessly to bring attention to community mental health concerns across the province.
CMHA Ontario is pleased with the 22 recommendations released by provincial Ombudsman about the importance of police using de-escalation techniques in conflict situations.
Salt Creek Farm Market, the largest social enterprise of the CMHA Elgin County, has been in the news lately.
Rebecca Shields, chief executive officer, Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe, has been identified as an outstanding executive and named among the winners of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 15th annual Women Worth Watching awards.
After a tense few weeks, Bill C-14 has passed and received Royal Assent in the House of Commons on June 17.
A June 21 decision by the provincial and federal governments to invest $640 million over the next two years in affordable housing could help address a major concern in Ontario.
The provincial government announced it is revamping its housing, children and correctional services portfolios as part of a June 13 cabinet shuffle.