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Provincial News

February 21, 2017 CMHA’s 30 local branches endorse Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council’s Supportive Housing Strategy

To close the gap in supportive housing, Ontario needs to create at least 30,000 units of supportive housing over the 10 years.

February 14, 2017 Moving Forward on mental health and addictions

The Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council has identified youth, housing, quality and Indigenous partnerships as the four key areas of progress in 2016.

February 8, 2017 Supportive housing, psychotherapy, youth services get funding boost

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services.

January 31, 2017 Call for Abstracts: Provincial HSJCC Conference

The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at their 2017 Conference “Walking the Path…Finding the Way to Wellness” taking place November 20-22 in Toronto.

January 27, 2017 E-QIP delivers training sessions for change ideas generation

The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) coaches were out in Toronto and Sudbury on Jan. 24 and 26 to help participants generate change ideas and measure the impact of quality improvement efforts.

January 26, 2017 New carding regulations in effect in Ontario

New police street checks regulations in Ontario have increased restrictions on when officers can ask for identification from those they are questioning.

January 25, 2017 CMHA Ontario releases Health Equity Impact Assessment Mental Health and Addictions Tip Sheet

CMHA Ontario recognizes that equity issues in mental health have a significant and often negative impact on the people, communities and health system of Ontario. To help, CMHA Ontario is pleased to launch the HEIA Mental Health and Addictions Tip Sheet, which focuses specifically on how the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool can be applied to consider equity issues related to serving clients with mental health and addiction issues.

January 23, 2017 Call for Abstracts: CWSO Conference

The Crisis Workers Society of Ontario is pleased to announce its 2017 Conference to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Hamilton, Ontario on June 14, 15 & 16, 2017. Attended by over 300 delegates, this conference aims to deliver important and dynamic information, as well as offer an excellent networking opportunity to all participants.

January 23, 2017 What does Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) have to do with Occupational Therapy?

Living with schizophrenia involves having a complex disorder often characterized by deficits in cognition as a core symptom. These cognitive impairments have been associated with difficulties in community functioning, including engagement in activities of daily living, occupational functioning, and social relationships.

January 23, 2017 E-QIP presents: FREE Design Thinking training

Community mental health and addictions agencies and persons with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions services are invited to a free full-day training session on Feb. 15.