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Mental Health Notes


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


To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to 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.

August 13, 2015 Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium

Toronto Homelessness Research SymposiumThe City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, is hosting its inaugural Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium on Monday, October 19, 2015.

August 13, 2015 Trends in mental health and substance use in Ontario adults

In the next EENet webinar, you’ll learn about the Ontario results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Monitor, the longest ongoing survey of substance use and mental health among adults in Canada.

August 13, 2015 Using research evidence in women’s addiction treatment

Some interventions have been proven effective to prevent and treat substance use problems in mothers, but Canadian agencies serving women are not putting them into practice. To better understand how these agencies are deciding on the treatments they provide, Ontario researchers conducted a descriptive, qualitative study.

August 13, 2015 Consequences of drug use in pregnancy

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.

August 13, 2015 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

Canadian Alliance conferenceOnline registration is now open for the Canadian Alliance  National Conference on Ending Homelessness, November 2-4, 2015 at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal.


August 13, 2015 CMHA and partners receive close to $3.7 million to support older adult caregivers

Minister WongThe 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.

July 10, 2015 CMHA launches Enabling Minds mental health accessibility training

enabling minds - screenshot-3-recognizing-barriers-300Enabling 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.

July 10, 2015 CMHA Ontario housing submission highlights need for long term investment

submission coverProviding 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).

July 10, 2015 Registration Now Open for the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) 2015 Conference

hsjcc bannerThe 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).

July 10, 2015 Ministry of Labour Promotes Workplace Health and Safety for Young Workers

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.