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Provincial News

February 2, 2016 Big changes needed for Toronto community housing: report

A recent report has presented a list of ideas and recommendations to improve support for vulnerable tenants in Toronto, including those with lived experience of mental health.

February 2, 2016 Ontario Announces New Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) Strategy for First Responders

On February 1, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced a number of new initiatives to help prevent or mitigate PTSD among first responders such as police, firefighters and paramedics.

January 28, 2016 Reforming Ontario’s Laws on Legal Capacity and Decision-making

LCOlogoThe Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s independent law reform agency, is seeking feedback on its draft recommendations on reforming Ontario law, policy and practice related to legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship.

January 27, 2016 Improvements must be made with approaching someone in crisis

In the wake of the attempted murder conviction of Toronto police Const. James Forcillo, CMHA Ontario continues its call to improve police interactions with people experiencing a crisis.

December 11, 2015 Provincial HSJCC hosts a webinar on an innovative court discharge program

Eighty participants tuned in to a webinar on Dec. 7 to learn about a successful court discharge protocol implemented at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) and co-developed by CMHA Champlain East.

December 11, 2015 Coming Together on Supported Housing for Mental Health and Addictions in Ontario

Wellesley ReportThe Wellesley Institute prepared a report to guide policy and programs for supported housing for people with mental health issues or addictions in Ontario and the Greater Toronto area.

December 4, 2015 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) releases its Mental Health Strategy

opp mental health strategyIn order to support the mental health of the OPP workforce, and improve outcomes of police interactions with people with mental health issues in communities, OPP released its’ first Mental Health Strategy, Our People, Our Communities on Dec 2, 2015.

November 26, 2015 Sarnia launches initiative to hire more people with disabilities

Sarnia ToolkitThe City of Sarnia has created a toolkit to make it easier for city staff to hire people with disabilities.

November 26, 2015 New Hospital Opening in Oakville

OTMH-BuildingThe new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital will open on Dec. 13 and is expected to provide expanded health care services and an improved patient experience.

November 26, 2015 Fast-tracking Affordable Housing in the City of Toronto

The City of Toronto unveiled a new program on Nov. 19 designed to spearhead affordable rental and ownership housing construction.