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May 21, 2015 Improving mental health services using the Ontario Common Assessment of Need

The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the provincial standardized assessment tool for the community mental health sector. This tool supports a consumer-driven approach and focuses conversations on the client’s needs and strengths, and the development of a recovery plan.

May 21, 2015 Preventing homelessness among newcomer youth

Image of Research Report Round-upYoung people under 24 years of age are the fastest growing segment of Canada’s homeless population. In Toronto, about one quarter of homeless youth were born outside Canada. But there is a lack of research that specifically explores the cross-section of youth homelessness and newcomer status.

May 7, 2015 Webinar: Using OCAN in community mental health

Sign up for this free webinar and find out how you can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to inform the services you deliver.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

April 23, 2015 Sharing experiences: Using OCAN in Community Mental Health

Join a free webinar and learn how you can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to inform the services you deliver.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

April 23, 2015 Reducing stigma in primary care settings

The stigma, or shame, associated with mental illness often keeps people from seeking help for their mental health and/or substance use concerns. This stigma is sometimes the result of shame about having a mental health concern or of other people’s negative perceptions of those who seek mental health services.

April 23, 2015 Introduction to implementation science

Join the next EENet webinar — a French-language event. This program will answer the questions:

  • Why do some programs achieve the expected results and others don’t ?
  • Why do some programs lose their effectiveness over time ?
  • What exactly is “implementation science”?
April 9, 2015 Discussing treatment on EENet Connect

CCSA LogoThe Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) is very happy to collaborate with EENet to develop a new online space for people to discuss treatment for substance use and mental health concerns.

April 9, 2015 Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines among post-secondary students

Students Binge Drinking Pie ChartIn 2013, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce their immediate and long-term alcohol-related harms.

April 9, 2015 Promoting mental health awareness and support for international students

CICMH Webinar Title SlideOn March 25, 2015, a webinar was held titled, “Speaking your language: Promoting mental health awareness and support for international students and those new to Canada.”

March 26, 2015 Parent Action on Drugs: Strengthening families for parents and youth

SFPY:  Strengthening Families for Parents and YouthHow do you convince a teenager to participate in a program with his or her parents? And how do you convince parents to participate in a skills-building program with their teenage children?