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March 1, 2017 CMHA recognizes Zero Discrimination Day

Photo of a hand holding a butterfly with the words "March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day"On March 1, CMHA Ontario will join people around the world to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day.

February 21, 2017 National Day of Action on the overdose crisis aims to raise awareness of opioid related deaths

Local organizations held rallies in several cities across Canada as part of the first National Day of Action on the opiod overdose crisis.

January 31, 2017 Call for Abstracts: Mental Health for All Conference

Change is in the air for mental health in Canada. But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real.

January 26, 2017 CMHA Ottawa housing program making a difference

As a proponent of a “housing first” approach, CMHA Ottawa has a long history of providing support to help chronically homeless people find a safe place to live in order to aid in their recovery of mental health issues.

January 24, 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Day supports mental health

Canadians across the country joined together on social media to text, talk and tweet about mental health for the 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 25, 2017.

December 1, 2016 Ending homelessness among people with a mental illness: a sustainable approach

Having access to and being able to retain housing, especially housing with supports, is a key determinant of mental health. Unfortunately, that is not the experience of many people living with mental health conditions across Canada.

November 29, 2016 GivingTuesday offers opportunity to help

This has been a challenging year. For some Ontarians, issues like a lack of housing, proper income, education and other social determinants of health continue to be of daily concern, all of which can contribute to depression and anxiety. World events also contribute to these daily stressors. It can feel like a giant hole being dug for no reason at all. But there is hope.

November 16, 2016 New StatsCan report reveals realities of hidden homelessness

statscanA new Statistics Canada study reveals roughly 2.3 million Canadians 15 and older have had to temporarily live with family, friends, in their car or somewhere else because they had nowhere else to live.

November 16, 2016 CMHA Ontario working to help shape the National Housing Strategy

Fronted by the Wellesley Institute, CMHA Ontario assisted with seven recommendations in a submission designed to improve to the federal government’s National Housing Strategy.

November 16, 2016 CMHA Ontario attends the national opioid summit in Ottawa

The growing number of deaths due to opioids is a national concern. A summit on the Canadian opioid crisis will bring together concerned experts and organizations in Ottawa on Nov. 18.