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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.

May 4, 2016 Mental Health Week going strong

Mental Health Week is gaining traction through traditional media channels and via social media, too.

May 2, 2016 It’s Mental Health Week! Now GET LOUD!

banner_v4-03Mental Health Week is finally here and Canadians are hearing CMHA’s call to GET LOUD for mental health by raising their voices to end mental health stigma.

April 19, 2016 StatsCan: The social determinants are significant to the mental health of off-reserve First Nations

A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study released this month shows that social determinants of health, specifically food security and housing, are significant factors for the mental health of First Nations living off-reserve.