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June 23, 2016 Profiles in Diversity Journal recognizes Canadian Mental Health Association, York and South Simcoe’s Rebecca Shields
Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA York and South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA York and South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields, chief executive officer, Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe, has been identified as an outstanding executive and named among the winners of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 15th annual Women Worth Watching awards.

June 15, 2016 New mental health resource encourages 'out of the box' thinking

Many people know some way to accommodate an individual living with a physical disability. But would they know how to accommodate someone living with a mental health disability?

May 27, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s popular refugee mental health webinar series now available online

keyboard-supportA free webinar series about refugee mental health is now available for viewing online at any time. CMHA Ontario launched the four-part series to enhance the capacity of the mental health and additions sector to support refugees. More than 600 participants took part in the four-part series in February, March, April and May 2016. Although the series was initially targeted at the mental health and addictions sector, participants came from many different fields – including settlement, broader health system, public education, child and youth services, community and social services and even individual private refugee sponsors – and found the sessions helpful.

May 6, 2016 Kennedy makes impact at CMHA Kenora event

Sheldon Kennedy – and his powerful speech – was the featured attraction of an event hosted by CMHA Kenora for Mental Health Week.

May 6, 2016 Life skills course for caregivers 55 and older available in Toronto

LivingLifetotheFullforwebCaregivers at least 55 years old in the Toronto area can now access a free eight-week course designed to provide skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.

May 4, 2016 Mental Health Week going strong

Mental Health Week is gaining traction through traditional media channels and via social media, too.

May 3, 2016 Mayor’s proclamation kicks off Mental Health Week

toronto sign web and socialToronto Mayor John Tory made an official proclamation on Monday to launch Mental Health Week, a collaborative effort between the CMHA and Children’s Mental Health Ontario.

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.