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October 24, 2016 Unique local program in the running for national competition; CMHA asks community to mobilize as voting enters final week

OWEN SOUND – With just days to go, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce branch is closing in on a finalist spot for a national funding competition. Now, the CMHA needs your help for one last push to get there.

October 19, 2016 MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced its plan this week to overhaul the use of segregation practices in Ontario jails, following the initiation of a 2015 review.

October 14, 2016 Provincial strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose announced

Ontario is currently coping with a health crisis related to opioids, specifically fentanyl, a drug that is reported to be 50 to 80 times stronger than morphine.

October 13, 2016 Health Quality Ontario identifies mental health improvement

report-onlyThe latest Health Quality Ontario (HQO) report indicates that providing comprehensive care for people with mental health and addictions remains a work in progress.

October 13, 2016 Help expand a CMHA Food Forest

social-media-graphic-1The unique food forest program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce Branch is in the running for a national competition, with finalists eligible for up to $100,000.

October 13, 2016 E-QIP offers free quality improvement training

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is offering a free full-day quality improvement training program that will provide participants with an overview and practical applications of quality improvement methods, tools and techniques. The training, based on Health Quality Ontario & University of Toronto’s IDEAS program, has been adapted to relate to community mental health and addictions service providers.

October 12, 2016 CMHA Ontario participating in Health Quality Transformation

hqt2016-banner-enOn Thursday, October 20, 2016, CMHA Ontario and project partners will be participating in Health Quality Ontario’s annual conference by sharing work the organization has been involved with that is helping advance the quality agenda throughout the community mental health and addictions secto

September 30, 2016 CMHA Ontario conference focuses on measuring our success

More than 200 CMHA staff from across the province gathered in Toronto this week to discuss quality improvement and mental health in Ontario.

September 30, 2016 CMHA Ontario awards recognize media heroes

A radio host dedicated to promoting wellness among his listeners and an organization that has provided pro-bono services to spread news about the positive work of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) have been honoured with this year’s CMHA Ontario media awards.

September 29, 2016 Ontario increasing social assistance rates and minimum wage

Ontario announced this week that it will be increasing financial assistance rates for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works. This is welcome news for people with lived experience of mental illnesses in the province, who constitute nearly 50% of ODSP recipients.