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February 26, 2015 CMHA Thunder Bay Celebrates 40 years of service

CMHA 40 YearCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch is celebrating 40 years of serving its community. Officially chartered as a branch of CMHA National in 1975, the Thunder Bay Branch has been through many changes including expansion to the number of programs offered, increases in staffing levels and renewed approaches to services.

February 26, 2015 The power of the Ontario Common Assessment of Need: A think tank

Think Tank imageService providers and managers of organizations that use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) as well as policy makers, administrators, planners and individuals from racialized communities are invited to attend an upcoming think tank about the potential of the OCAN to advance health equity.

February 26, 2015 Exploring Senior Leadership in CMHA-Cochrane-Timiskaming

SClark MacFarlane has over 20 years of experience in the health care sector, and is currently the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch, in northern Ontario.

February 12, 2015 The need for more housing is a cornerstone of CMHA Ontario’s Pre-budget Submission

PreBudget Submission 2015 Cover ImageThe pre-budget submission from Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario asks the provincial government for appropriate investment in three key areas:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Income Security, Access to Education And Employment Supports
  • Increasing Access to a Core Basket of Services
February 12, 2015 Belleville rises to the challenge to combat homelessness

The community of Belleville was recently presented with an enticing challenge. If it mobilized and raised $10,000 in donations for CMHA Hastings & Prince Edward Counties’ (CMHA-HPE) transitional housing program, the money would be instantly doubled.

February 12, 2015 Recent webinars cover important themes among children and youth

Screen Shot_Webinar 8The Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs project has delivered its final two webinars of a nine-part series. To date, more than 3,300 people have participated in the webinars, either by attending the live sessions or by watching the recordings afterward.

February 12, 2015 CMHA Ontario’s Mark Henick makes global news with his inspiring story

While media coverage on mental health issues can often be negative, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario’s Mark Henick has been busy sharing an inspiring story about mental health with international audiences.

February 12, 2015 CMHA staff member to launch national discussions

Seeing through the labelChristine Hillis is a crisis and outreach worker at CMHA Oxford County. She has written a book, called Seeing Through the Label, which chronicles her own lived experience.

January 29, 2015 CMHA WWD and Guelph Storm team up for mental health awareness

CMHA WWD Booth at Guelph Storm GameIt is well known that players in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) need to be in peak physical condition, but what is less appreciated is the importance of their mental health. OHL players are under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to succeed and to be the best. So, it’s not surprising that young hockey players, like anyone else in the community, may struggle with their mental health.

January 29, 2015 Ontario’s budget process informed by personal stories from CMHA clients in Ottawa and Sudbury

The perspective of individuals with lived experience played prominently in the way two CMHA branches informed provincial politicians hosting regional consultations as part of the 2015 budget cycle.