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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.

January 28, 2016 CMHA working to bolster mental health supports for Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees arriving in Canada are at substantially higher risk than the general population for poor mental health due to their exposure to trauma, torture and violence. That’s why the Canadian Mental Health Association has introduced a number of initiatives to help ensure that refugees receive the mental health support they need.

January 22, 2016 CMHA Ontario addresses the province’s wage gap

Stigma, discrimination, stereotyping, and the lack of education and training opportunities are the main systemic barriers when it comes to the province’s wage gap in the workplace.

January 20, 2016 CMHA Ontario launches new phase of COIs

coiCMHA Ontario is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) to launch a new phase of work for a Community of Interest (CoI) on Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions.

December 11, 2015 Bounce back program launched by CMHA York and South Simcoe

Bounce Back from low mood, stress, anxiety with free, clinically-proven mental health program

bounceback web bannerJust in time for the holidays, the Canadian Mental Health Association is launching Ontario’s first free, clinically-proven, self-guided mental health program designed to help adults rebound from low mood and mild to moderate stress or anxiety.

December 11, 2015 NOJHL, CMHA branches launch Talk Today partnership; suicide-awareness, mental health training coming for 300 players

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The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) and four local branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are pleased to announce their partnership in Talk Today, one of the most comprehensive mental health education programs for amateur sports in Canada. Talk Today, is aimed at helping the 300 players in the NOJHL, as well as the individuals that support them, to identify mental health issues and address suicide.

December 11, 2015 Talk Today begins in Kenora high school

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Talk Today pilot provides mental health, suicide prevention training for student athletes at Kenora Catholic District School Board

Kenora Talk TodayThe Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kenora Branch and Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) have joined forces on a pilot project to provide 75 high school student athletes with suicide prevention and mental health awareness training. The first initiative of its kind in Ontario, the project aims to create an open and non-judgmental environment where student athletes who may be struggling with mental health issues feel comfortable and confident seeking help.

December 11, 2015 Personal information to be limited as police checks act passed

In an effort to “protect public safety and strengthen individual civil liberties,” the Ontario government, with unanimous support from all parties, passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act on Dec. 1.

December 11, 2015 CMHA Ontario speaks out about discrimination

CMHA Ontario emphasized its stance on mental health accommodation and accessibility during an interview for a CBC story, which aired Dec. 7.

December 11, 2015 Advocates and athletes celebrate the launch of Enabling Minds

BetterServe_002In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on Dec. 3 community speakers with lived experience and mental health accessibility advocates gathered to celebrate the launch of CMHA Ontario’s enablingminds.ca mental health accessibility website.