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.
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).
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).
CMHA Ontario is developing an online repository of existing training resources for frontline workers who provide services to children and youth with complex mental health needs.
CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin received significant recognition recently for its dedication and service to people living with mental health issues. It was awarded exemplary standing by the leading agency in the field of health care accreditation, Accreditation Canada.
After 20 years of service, leadership and dedication, Anita Webb has retired as CMHA Kenora’s executive director.
CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.
Several individuals experiencing mental health issues had no choice but to sleep on the floor at a London, Ontario hospital while patients with physical illness were admitted into rooms with beds before them, according to an article in the London Free Press.
Every year, CMHA hosts Mental Health Week, an initiative that offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness. This year’s Mental Health Week will be held from May 5-11, with a special focus on increasing awareness of women’s mental health by providing information, tips and resources to address women’s mental health issues.
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) unveiled its new website this week, which is designed to help campus mental health practitioners in Ontario to support the needs and promote the mental health of college and university students.