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Provincial News

July 21, 2016 Latest E-QIP webinar focuses on mental health and addictions training

E-QIP timelineThe second Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) webinar provided information on the outcomes of the seven Regional Consultations, which have been a key component since the program’s launch in March.

July 21, 2016 Housing, Health and Justice community of interest seeks feedback

The Housing, Health and Justice Community of Interest (COI) is conducting a scan of housing programs across Ontario and is asking for feedback.

July 8, 2016 LAO launches mental health training for its criminal lawyers

On July 7, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) launched its new mental health training for about 25 selected representatives from across the province who will act as regional mental health leads in their respective criminal courts.

July 8, 2016 Police-Hospital Transition project accepted to major health care conference

HealthAchieveCMHA Ontario will be presenting a workshop about a unique police-hospital transition partnership project at one of North America’s largest health care events this coming November. The workshop session at HealthAchieve 2016, Improving Police-Hospital Transitions: A Framework for Ontario, will be presented on Monday, Nov., 7 2016 beginning at 8:15 a.m.

July 6, 2016 Upcoming webinar exploring OCAN's potential for health equity

OCAN webinarRegistration is now open for a free webinar about the potential of the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to advance health equity.

July 5, 2016 Information for those receiving assistance in the event of a postal strike

mailIn case of a potential postal disruption at Canada Post, the Ministry of Community and Social Services has advised recipients of Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), that there are contingency plans in place to minimize any disruption in receiving payments and benefits by mail.

June 30, 2016 CMHA celebrates anniversary with new video

It’s been 64 years since the Ontario Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association received its provincial charter. Since then, CMHA Ontario has worked tirelessly to bring attention to community mental health concerns across the province.

June 30, 2016 CMHA approves of Ombudsman stance for more police de-escalation

CMHA Ontario is pleased with the 22 recommendations released by provincial Ombudsman about the importance of police using de-escalation techniques in conflict situations.

June 28, 2016 CMHA Elgin County fresh food initiative gets plenty of attention

Salt Creek Farm Market, the largest social enterprise of the CMHA Elgin County, has been in the news lately.

June 23, 2016 CMHA Elgin County, Salt Creek Farm Market Welcome Premier of Ontario

Premier Wynne at Salt CreekIt’s with great pleasure to host Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, at the official grand opening of the Salt Creek Farm Market, the largest social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Elgin County Branch.