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April 24, 2014 Mental health police records not criminal records: CMHA Ontario

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.

April 24, 2014 Get ready for Mental Health Week 2014

Mark your calendars because the 63rd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) is almost here.

April 24, 2014 Visit official website of Mental Health Week 2014

Mental Health Week Website ScreenshotDid 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?

April 24, 2014 Womens’ mental health a focus of Mental Health Week 2014

Last year, Mental Health Week (MHW) shone a light on youth mental health. This year, the mental health of women takes the spotlight.

April 24, 2014 What’s going on in your community for Mental Health Week

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 tshirts-300px (2)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.

April 24, 2014 Join us on for a Mental Health Week Tweet chat

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.

April 24, 2014 Free webinar: Using Health Equity Impact Assessments in Community Mental Health

HEIA webinar flyerJoin 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.

April 10, 2014 Proposed AODA changes may impact Ontarians with emotional support animals: CMHA Ontario

CMHA Ontario encourages mental health organizations and people living with mental health disabilities to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Customer Service Standard under the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In particular, CMHA Ontario is concerned that proposed changes to the AODA’s Customer Service Standard may pose challenges for people with mental health-related service animals, including emotional support animals.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Ontario engages key government ministries

As part of its continuing efforts to inform government stakeholders, representatives from CMHA Ontario recently held discussions with two government ministries important to its work: Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).

April 10, 2014 Agreements with LHINs improved, thanks to CMHA Ontario and AMHO

New three-year agreements between Ontario’s community mental health and addictions programs and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are more reflective of the working realities of mental health service providers. The improvements are thanks to work by CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).