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March 18, 2016 Enabling Minds removing barriers to sport

CMHA Ontario Director of Knowledge Transfer Scott Mitchell espoused the virtues of Enabling Minds while speaking during a sport inclusion webinar on March 15.

March 10, 2016 CMHA webinar series highlights need for supports in refugee mental health

keyboard-supportCMHA Ontario hosted two webinars in February to share expertise and support the community mental health sector in responding to the needs of Syrian and other refugee populations. Each webinar focused on providing people and organizations in the community mental health sector with information, tools and resources to inform work with marginalized populations.

March 8, 2016 CMHA provides feedback on PTSD legislation

CMHA Ontario shared a number of key recommendations on Bill 163 – Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act this week at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee for Social Policy.

March 4, 2016 Talk Today games reach the masses in February

sting3The point of the Talk Today awareness games last month – a collaboration between CMHA branches and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams – was to get people talking about mental health.

March 1, 2016 CMHA Ontario identifies areas of improvement in Patients First submission

CMHA Ontario is emphasizing the need for stronger partnerships between primary health care, community mental health and addictions providers.

February 17, 2016 CMHA meets with Federal Health Minister

Dr. Jane Philpott (Minister of Health), CMHA Toronto ED Steve Lurie, and CMHA National Acting CEO Andrew Jones.Last week, CMHA’s acting national CEO, Andrew Jones, and CMHA Toronto’s Executive Director, Steve Lurie, met with the federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott.

February 3, 2016 OHL and CMHA Ontario team up this month to raise awareness about mental health

Talk TodayThe Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during upcoming OHL games throughout the month of February.

January 28, 2016 CMHA working to bolster mental health supports for Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees arriving in Canada are at substantially higher risk than the general population for poor mental health due to their exposure to trauma, torture and violence. That’s why the Canadian Mental Health Association has introduced a number of initiatives to help ensure that refugees receive the mental health support they need.

January 22, 2016 CMHA Ontario addresses the province’s wage gap

Stigma, discrimination, stereotyping, and the lack of education and training opportunities are the main systemic barriers when it comes to the province’s wage gap in the workplace.

January 20, 2016 CMHA Ontario launches new phase of COIs

coiCMHA Ontario is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) to launch a new phase of work for a Community of Interest (CoI) on Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions.