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September 1, 2016 Enhancing mental health care will benefit Canadian economy: report

Improving mental health treatment could boost the Canadian economy by billions of dollars, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care.

August 3, 2016 CMHA Ontario contributes to new Via Rail accessibility policy

Via Rail has a new accessibility policy that responds to the needs of people with mental health disabilities who require a support person for travel.

August 2, 2016 Making transportation accessible for people with mental health and addictions disabilities

The Canadian Transportation Agency is looking for ways to improve the accessibility of people with disabilities in regulatory measures.

June 30, 2016 Steve Lurie, tireless mental health advocate, appointed to Order of Canada

Steve LurieCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario would like to congratulate Steve Lurie, Executive Director of the CMHA Toronto Branch, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.

 

June 23, 2016 Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation Passed

After a tense few weeks, Bill C-14 has passed and received Royal Assent in the House of Commons on June 17.

June 9, 2016 Registration open for the annual CMHA Conference

BannerSmall-300x106Registration is now open for the Mental Health For All Conference, an industry-wide event to be held on Sept. 29 and 30 which aims to benefit individuals and organizations across the mental health, mental illness and addiction sectors.

June 7, 2016 Nationwide medical assistance in dying legislation not passed, but is now legal

Medical assistance in dying is now legal in Canada, despite there being no legislation or regulations in place.

May 26, 2016 Excitement surrounds CHL/CMHA Talk Today launch

CHL announcement photoSocial media was buzzing over the latest Talk Today announcement.

May 26, 2016 Deadline on Bill C-14 legislation causes tension in House of Commons

A June 6 deadline to have physician-assisted dying legislation in place has raised tensions in the House of Commons.

May 24, 2016 Talk Today now available nationwide

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) officially partnered on May 24, expanding the mental health and suicide-awareness program Talk Today.