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May 22, 2014 May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Windsor, Ontario

The Mayor of Windsor, Eddie Francis, recently proclaimed that May will be recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month across the southwestern Ontario city of about 200,000 people.

In the proclamation, the City of Windsor recognizes that mental health disability is an enormous business and economic issue, costing Canadians billions of dollars annually due to lost productivity.

May 22, 2014 CMHA at the Memorial Cup

Canadian junior hockey’s most celebrated tournament, the Memorial Cup, is taking place in London, Ontario and CMHA is there to spread the news about mental health.

May 22, 2014 Rescheduled: Using HEIA in Community Mental Health Webinar

The Using Health Equity Impact Assessments in Community Mental Health webinar will be rescheduled for a later date. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was not available to present on May 21, 2014.  Once the webinar has been rescheduled, registration will reopen.  Previously registered and waitlist participants will be given the first chance to register.

The webinar organizers sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Sheela Subramanian, Policy Analyst, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario at ssubramanian@ontario.cmha.ca or (416) 977-5580 x4157.

May 22, 2014 Get physically active for your mental health; register for Healthy Hikes

Ontario ForestFor the second straight year, Healthy Hikes is back to help Ontarians maintain and improve their mental health with a dose of fresh air and green space.

May 22, 2014 Eligible community health organizations can help homeless voters cast a ballot!

CMHA Ontario is working with Elections Ontario to improve the accessibility of voting for Ontarians with mental health disabilities.  We learned that some voters with mental health disabilities face challenges in providing the proof of residence or identity needed to vote.  As a result, we have worked with Elections Ontario to extend the Certificate of Identity and Residence program to community health organizations (previously it was largely offered to food banks and shelters).

May 8, 2014 Mental Health Week 2014: It’s time to talk about mental health

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More than two dozen staff volunteers from CMHA Ontario and CMHA Toronto hit the streets of downtown Toronto to kick off Mental Health Week (MHW) and encourage people to think about the importance of their mental health

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May 8, 2014 Landmark lit green for Mental Health Week

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People in the Greater Toronto Area have been reminded that it is Mental Health Week (May 5-11) 2014 in a very special way.

May 8, 2014 Mental Health Twitter chat highlights importance of positive mental health

twitterchatOn Wednesday, May 7, 2014, CMHA Ontario and Children’s Mental Health Ontario teamed up to host a Twitter discussion on positive mental health for Mental Health Week.

May 8, 2014 CMHA Ontario CEO promotes Mental Health Week 2014 on CBC Radio

Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario told CBC Radio that Mental Health Week (MHW) 2014 is a prime opportunity for people to lose the stigma and speak about the issue of mental health.

May 8, 2014 CMHA Ontario participates in Dean Mayo Moran’s AODA review

CMHA Ontario was pleased to present a mental health perspective on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to Mayo Moran, Dean of the University of Toronto law school, as part of her legislative review of the Act. Moran was appointed in September 2013 to conduct this review of the AODA, and as part of the process, held consultations in London, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Ottawa. CMHA Ontario participated in the Toronto consultation on April 29, 2014.