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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.

October 15, 2015 StatsCan: Mental health issues impact the whole family

New information released by Statistics Canada (StatsCan) reveals the extent to which family members are affected by mental health issues.  Findings from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey show that around 11 million Canadians age 15 and older report having one or more family members with a mental health or addictions problem.

October 15, 2015 New public engagement app now available

CFHIThe Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) has launched a mobile app that allows the public to access their popular Patient Engagement Resource Hub on the go. The Patient Engagement Resource Hub is an online collection of tools for engaging and partnering with patients and families to improve health and healthcare.  The Hub is a one-of-a-kind resource developed by CFHI, with more than 100 Canadian and international open-access and freely available resources and tools – including engagement frameworks, toolkits to help implement a variety of engagement methods, guides to evaluation techniques, and patient surveys.

October 15, 2015 Mental Health Commission of Canada conference to explore transitions

banner_consensusconference-new_oct5_2Registration is now open for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s consensus conference on November 2-4, 2015 in Ottawa. The conference will focus on removing barriers that can prevent successful transition from child and youth to adult mental health services.

October 1, 2015 Try these 7 tips to make a difference during Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month (Oct. 1-31)

mhw_logo_engIn any given week, more than half a million Canadians will be absent from work because they’re struggling with their mental health. Seventy per cent of disability costs are related to mental illness. By the year 2020, depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.

October 1, 2015 Mental health funding in Canada is getting another boost from Bell Let’s Talk

logo_letstalk_enBell announced Monday that its national mental health initiative is being extended for another five years, upping financial support to $100 million by the end of 2020.

October 1, 2015 Alberta losing addiction and mental health chief

The government of Alberta is not renewing the contract for the province’s chief addiction and mental health officer, the Edmonton Journal reports.

August 13, 2015 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

Canadian Alliance conferenceOnline registration is now open for the Canadian Alliance  National Conference on Ending Homelessness, November 2-4, 2015 at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal.