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July 17, 2014 Hamilton Local HSJCC is part of a new study on ABI in inmates

A Hamilton-Wentworth (HW) Corrections – Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Working Group that was created last October out of the Hamilton Local Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee have been busy analysing and following up on results from a recent pilot project.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Grey Bruce celebrates 50 years

The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Branch has a big reason to celebrate this year. The organization is marking 50 years of serving individuals and their families in Grey and Bruce counties area.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario supports OHRC policy on mental health disabilities and addictions

On June 18, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched its policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions. The policy reflects the OHRC’s interpretation of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) with respect to mental health (MH) disabilities and addictions, and provides standards, guidelines and best practice examples.  The launch event featured OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall as well as speakers from the Dream Team, Empowerment Council and Ryerson University.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario launches Adult Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems Map

In June 2014, CMHA OntariAdult Criminal Justice Mapo released a revamped map of the Adult Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems. This map was originally created in 2009 as part of the CMHA Ontario Network issue on Forensic Mental Health (see page 14). The new map provides an overview of the various pathways through the criminal justice and mental health systems with a focus on where these two systems intersect.  Although this map provides a general overview, it is important to note that each individual’s case can be different and not all journeys through these systems are reflected in this map.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario calls for strong, consistent legislation to protect people with mental health disabilities

In its final written submission to the Dean Mayo Moran independent review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CMHA Ontario calls for strong and consistent protections for people with mental health disabilities in Ontario.

June 19, 2014 Campus Mental Health webinar series continues

CICMH_logoThe Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, with support from CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and EENet, are pleased to present the next webinar in its “Ask the Experts” series.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Halton hosts inspiring evening of discussion about mental health and addictions

Registration is open for the Real Stories, Real Hope panel discussion organized by CMHA Halton.

June 19, 2014 Mental Health Notes goes to summer schedule

Mental Health Notes will be taking a little break over the summer. Rather than publish every two weeks, the e-newsletter, which is distributed to nearly 3,000 subscribers, will be published once a month in July and August.

We will return to our regular publication schedule in the fall and continue to deliver interesting and informative mental health and addictions-related news, events and announcements.

June 5, 2014 Ontario Political Parties Respond to Mental Health and Addictions Alliance

The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance banner. Image links to the vote4mha website. Link will open in a new window.The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance is a coalition of nine organizations, including CMHA Ontario, from across the continuum of care – from community to hospital services, including consumer and family organizations. The goal of the Alliance is to ensure that mental health and addictions are a priority during the 2014 provincial election campaign.

June 5, 2014 CMHA Ontario presents at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario conference

Mental health-related wait times and emergency department (ED) use were topics that CMHA Ontario addressed during two presentations at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario’s annual conference which took place from May 25-27, 2014.