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November 26, 2015 Free webinar on using tech to support youth mental health

With studies showing that Canada’s youth are online more than ever, it’s important for mental health organizations to embrace new strategies to connect with youth in order to support their mental health. An upcoming webinar hosted by Umind offers tips on ‘non-traditional’ ways of connecting with youth through technology.

November 26, 2015 Release of Report on Marijuana by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

ccsa reportThe Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released a report to open discussion about policy options for marijuana use in this country.

November 26, 2015 Calling on the Federal Government for a National Housing Strategy in Canada

CAEHThe Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is calling on the Federal government to make good on their election promise of a National Housing Strategy.

November 26, 2015 StatsCan: Mental health strongly linked to violent victimization

A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study has identified that mental health is strongly associated with violent victimization, including sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. The rate of violent victimization for those who reported having a mental health disability or learning disability, or who self-reported their mental health as poor or fair was over four times the rate of those who identified their mental health as excellent or very good. Furthermore, people who experience childhood abuse reported a rate of violent victimization double that of those who had not experience childhood abuse.

November 26, 2015 StatsCan: Unmet health care needs contribute to mental distress among Inuit

A new study from Statistics Canada (StatsCan) identifies that unmet healthcare needs are a significant social determinant of higher mental distress among Inuit people.

November 26, 2015 Research: Canadian psychiatrist and resident attitudes towards patients with schizophrenia

cjp-logoA new research article featured in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry finds that Canadian psychiatrists and residents have relatively negative attitudes towards patients with schizophrenia.

November 12, 2015 Optimism surrounds affordable housing nationwide

The Wellesley Institute is optimistic that a recent change in federal government could bring more affordable housing in Canada.

October 29, 2015 StatsCan: Immigrant women more likely to be higher educated, unemployed than Canadian born peers

A new Statistics Canada report finds that immigrant women are more likely than Canadian-born counterparts to hold a university degree, yet often face higher levels of unemployment. In addition, university-educated immigrant women were more likely than Canadian-born women to report working in a job requiring less education.

October 29, 2015 New Community Workspace on Homelessness now available

Join Now!  The Community Workspace on HomelessnessThe Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH)/Homelessness Hub has launched the Community Workspace on Homelessness – an interactive space for communities and by communities. This online platform will provide an opportunity for leaders, service providers and policymakers to share information, seek input and guidance from others, as well as have discussions around homelessness.

October 29, 2015 National Housing Day aims to raise awareness about homelessness

Housing flyerThe Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and the Right to Housing Coalition in Toronto are inviting people concerned about the lack of housing and rising homelessness to a march followed by an assembly on Nov. 20 to mark National Housing Day.