The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has awarded Mood Walks, a new initiative led by CMHA Ontario, $150,000 in funding in order to develop and implement a new educational walking and hiking program for older adults living with mental illness.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released the third-party evaluation of Mental Health Works, a national program based out of CMHA Ontario that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address issues related to mental health in the workplace.
With an increasing number of new graduates pursuing careers in Human Resources, HR staff can play a crucial role in educating employees and intervening when mental health issues arise in the workplace, according to an article in JobPostings magazine.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Sudbury/Manitoulin Branch is celebrating the launch of a new transformational residential home that is the first of its kind in the City of Sudbury.
Twenty-four-year-old Jessica VandenBussche is cycling across Ontario to promote physical activity as a means to improve mental health. On Friday, June 21, the University of Waterloo kinesiology graduate launched the northern leg of her journey near Thunder Bay. Jessica’s route will take her south via Sault Ste. Marie and the Bruce Peninsula, through southwestern Ontario and around the Golden Horseshoe, finishing in Ottawa by mid-July.
An outstanding leader and advocate for mental health in Ontario’s north is stepping down from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch.
After more than three decades as executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay branch, Maurice Fortin has his sights set on retirement, effective December, 2013.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Media Award honours journalists or media outlets that have made outstanding contributions to the coverage of mental health issues.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and seven northern branches played a key role in a research project about capacity-building of front-line health workers. Results of the project, Continuing Education To Go: Capacity Building in Psychotherapies for Front-Line Mental Health Workers in Underserviced Communities, were published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry‘s June 2013 issue.
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The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) is pleased to announce the release of its 2012/2013 Annual Report. The report highlights achievements and milestones in children and youth mental health, chronic disease prevention and management, action on the social determinants of health, equity, justice, quality improvement, and workplace mental health.