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Provincial News

August 26, 2016 Crisis and support line reaching London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties

ReachOut247A 24/7 crisis and support line launched Aug. 23 is bringing faster access to the most appropriate supports for those living in London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties.

August 25, 2016 Ontario working to close the gender wage gap

The final report from Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee urges swift government action to level the playing field on the job.

August 15, 2016 CMHA branches participating in Ontario primary care, mental health and addictions survey

CMHA branches are participating in a survey that will allow them to better understand the current landscape of care coordination and integration between primary health care and the community mental health and addictions sectors throughout the province. The survey is led by the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council.

August 8, 2016 CMHA Champlain East becomes fully designated agency under French Language Services Act

The Champlain LHIN Board has approved a revised plan submitted by the CMHA Champlain East to become a fully designated agency under the French Language Services Act.

August 5, 2016 Mental health courts project nearing completion

The Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee is surveying the mental health courts in Ontario to examine their distinctive operation as separate mechanisms and their role in the greater criminal justice system.

August 4, 2016 Help develop an accessibility standard in health care

As part of Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, the Government of Ontario has committed to identifying and addressing accessibility barriers in the health care sector through the creation of a potential new accessibility standard for health care under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  (AODA).

July 29, 2016 COI explores OCAN’s potential for health equity planning

The Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions Community of Interest’s July 26 webinar, Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity, is now available for viewing or reviewing the presentation slides.

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.