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August 13, 2015 CMHA National Employment Project receives federal funding

Canadian Mental Health Associations in 13 cities will receive $10 million over the next three years to aid individuals with mental health issues to find and maintain employment.

 

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 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).

June 19, 2015 Results from Living Life to the Full Project now available

Just in time for Ontario Seniors Month, June marks the official release of the results of an exciting pilot project aimed at enhancing mental well-being among older adults in Ontario. Implemented from January 2014 to March 2015, the Living Life to the Full for Older Adults pilot project was run in partnership with CMHA BC, the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO), York Institute for Health Research, and Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest.

June 19, 2015 CMHA Ontario presents at the Waypoint Knowledge Translation conference

The Waypoint Research Institute hosted its third Annual Knowledge Translation in Mental Health and Addictions Conference this week, and CMHA Ontario shared two presentations at the conference.

June 19, 2015 CMHA Durham receives award of excellence

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham branch recently received an award of excellence for their work on improving access to health services for French speaking residents of Durham.  Presented by the Entité4, the award recognized CMHA Durham for their contribution to the development of French-language health services in the community. Entité4 is an organization which works closely with three Local Health Integration Networks to support organizations who want to improve their active offer of French language services.

June 5, 2015 CMHA welcomes new Ontario legislation on police record checks

Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, introduced the Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) in the provincial legislature this week. The new legislation outlines what can be disclosed by police officers on police records and legislates procedures on requesting, conducting and disclosing police record check information.

June 5, 2015 National bike ride to raise awareness about mental health

Ride Dont HideMany people ride their bike for the enjoyment, competition, and physical challenge, but on June 21, 2015, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) invites Canadians across the country to ride their bike to raise awareness for mental health.

June 5, 2015 Upcoming webinar on recent integration initiatives

Registration is now open for a free webinar profiling recent integration initiatives in the community health sector in Ontario.

May 21, 2015 CMHA York and South Simcoe launch Ontario’s first mobile clinic for youth

MOBYSSCMHA York Region and South Simcoe now offers an innovative way to meet the confidential health-care needs of youth in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The CMHA branch launched a first-of-its-kind mobile clinic last week, disguised as a graffiti-tagged RV.