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April 29, 2016 MHW’s Henick offers workplace mental health tips in Canadian magazine

Mental Health Works (MHW) program manager Mark Henick provided some advice to those considering disclosing a mental health issue to a boss in a recent article in Canadian Living.

April 8, 2016 CMHA calls for inquest into death of Andrew Loku

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Toronto branch, is calling for an inquest to be held into the shooting of Andrew Loku.

March 24, 2016 New CMHA Initiative Targets Caregivers 55+

LLTTF2The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, in partnership with CMHA Toronto, is launching a free initiative that aims to promote positive mental health and reduce social isolation in caregivers over the age of 55 in the Toronto area.

March 18, 2016 Enabling Minds removing barriers to sport

CMHA Ontario Director of Knowledge Transfer Scott Mitchell espoused the virtues of Enabling Minds while speaking during a sport inclusion webinar on March 15.

March 10, 2016 CMHA webinar series highlights need for supports in refugee mental health

keyboard-supportCMHA Ontario hosted two webinars in February to share expertise and support the community mental health sector in responding to the needs of Syrian and other refugee populations. Each webinar focused on providing people and organizations in the community mental health sector with information, tools and resources to inform work with marginalized populations.

March 8, 2016 CMHA provides feedback on PTSD legislation

CMHA Ontario shared a number of key recommendations on Bill 163 – Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act this week at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee for Social Policy.

March 4, 2016 Talk Today games reach the masses in February

sting3The point of the Talk Today awareness games last month – a collaboration between CMHA branches and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams – was to get people talking about mental health.

March 1, 2016 CMHA Ontario identifies areas of improvement in Patients First submission

CMHA Ontario is emphasizing the need for stronger partnerships between primary health care, community mental health and addictions providers.

February 17, 2016 CMHA meets with Federal Health Minister

Dr. Jane Philpott (Minister of Health), CMHA Toronto ED Steve Lurie, and CMHA National Acting CEO Andrew Jones.Last week, CMHA’s acting national CEO, Andrew Jones, and CMHA Toronto’s Executive Director, Steve Lurie, met with the federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott.

February 3, 2016 OHL and CMHA Ontario team up this month to raise awareness about mental health

Talk TodayThe Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during upcoming OHL games throughout the month of February.