Mental Health Notes
In early April, Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) hosted a webinar: Diet, Mental Health, and the Role of Community Food Programs. The webinar featured The Stop Community Food Centre’s Kristyn Dunnion and Karen Davison, a dietitian and researcher with the University of British Columbia and Dietitians of Canada. For those who weren’t able to join in, the video from the event is now available on CFCC’s knowledge exchange website, The Pod and is accompanied by a wide range of resources geared to organizations engaged in food programming and/or mental health.
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CMHA Ontario was sought recently to comment on a new report from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner that criticized the sharing of personal information related to suicide attempts with U.S. border officials.
Mark your calendars because the 63rd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) is almost here.
Did you know this is the 63rd year that Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has led Mental Health Week (MHW)? Do you want to find out more about the focus of MHW 2014? Interested in taking a quiz to assess your own mental health?
Last year, Mental Health Week (MHW) shone a light on youth mental health. This year, the mental health of women takes the spotlight.
Throughout the province, CMHA’s 31 local branches are getting ready for Mental Health Week (May 5-11, 2014) in different ways. Some are hosting event while others may be offering special programs. The best way to discover what’s going on in your community is by finding and contacting your local branch. Use our branch finder tool to help.
CMHA Ontario and Children’s Mental Health Ontario are teaming up to host a twitter discussion about mental health starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Join CMHA Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and Health Nexus for a free training webinar on how to use the MOHLTC Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool in community mental health. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon.
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the Ontario Government will release the 2014-2015 Provincial Budget. CMHA Ontario will be monitoring the Budget process with a special focus on the government’s response to our pre-Budget submission which included a number of specific recommendations in support of mental health and addiction services in Ontario.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its Policy on Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identify and Gender Expression. The policy is the culmination of many years of work by many committed individuals and organizations. A major milestone along the way was the 2012 enactment of Toby’s Act, which included “gender identity” and “gender expression” as protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.