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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.

March 24, 2016 CMHA announces Dr. Patrick Smith as new national CEO

Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than 20 years.

March 2, 2016 Junior hockey players accepting hairy donations for CMHA

Junior hockey players from across the country are growing their hockey hair. And CMHA branches are the beneficiaries.

March 2, 2016 Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy

With a federal budget to be delivered on March 22, CMHA Ontario and National will continue advocating for a key government ask: a nation-wide suicide prevention strategy.

February 29, 2016 Quebec stats show impact of childhood experience of violence on adult mental health

There is new evidence that childhood experiences of violence are common among Quebecois and impact on adult mental health.

February 29, 2016 Federal government to restore refugee health care benefits

As of April 1, the federal government will be restoring refugee health care to its pre-2012 status via the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP).

February 22, 2016 New report calls for an end to child and family homelessness in Canada

CF-Report-CoverA new report notes that child homelessness must not be seen in isolation of family homelessness, as homeless children are often connected with a parent or other caregiver. It is important to understand the experiences of the adult caregivers in these children’s lives, as addictions, mental and physical health issues, poverty, intimate partner violence and other challenges play a significant role for many of the families experiencing homelessness.

February 17, 2016 CMHA meets with Federal Health Minister

Dr. Jane Philpott (Minister of Health), CMHA Toronto ED Steve Lurie, and CMHA National Acting CEO Andrew Jones.Last week, CMHA’s acting national CEO, Andrew Jones, and CMHA Toronto’s Executive Director, Steve Lurie, met with the federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott.

February 4, 2016 Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week

Get LoudCMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). CMHA is once again asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!

January 28, 2016 Bell Let’s Talk gets people talking

Bell Lets TalkThe latest edition of Bell Let’s Talk took over the Twitterverse and airwaves on Jan. 27, and the one-day stigma-busting campaign didn’t disappoint. CMHA Ontario did its part join the discussion as well.