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October 19, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased mental health on fed’s agenda

CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.

October 11, 2016 World Mental Health Day encourages psychological support

wmhd-web-bannerOn Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, CMHA Ontario joined international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

October 6, 2016 Starbucks sets standard for employee mental health

CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) congratulate Starbucks Canada for the company’s latest initiative to support the mental health needs of its employees. Starbucks is substantially augmenting its mental health benefits to its employees as of Oct. 1.

October 3, 2016 Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8) encourages Canadians to fight stigma

CMHA Ontario invites community members to share the realities of living with mental health issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), the first full week of October.

September 29, 2016 National workplace standard on psychological health and safety reaches global audience

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) recently brought the message of promoting mental wellness in the workplace to a global audience at the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy. More than 100 delegates from 21 APEC economies heard about the compelling results of the MHCC’s Case Study Research Project, which is following 40 Canadian organizations as they implement the world’s first National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace 

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.