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Provincial News

March 16, 2017 Call for Abstracts on nutrition and mental health

The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC), CMHA Ontario and other partners invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2017 conference Should We Mind? Why Nutrition Matters for Mental Health, taking place November 9, 2017 in Toronto.

March 15, 2017 Ontario Announces a Three Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan

Cover page for A Better Way ForwardThe Ontario government has announced a new provincial plan which aims to target systemic racism in government policies, decisions and programs.


March 9, 2017 Ontario announces funding for Ottawa's opioid crisis

The province will fund a $2.5 million plan for Ottawa to address the city’s opioid crisis, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this week at a meeting with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

March 3, 2017 New resource for primary care providers recommends CMHA programs

A new tool for primary care providers (PCPs) highlights CMHA’s Bounce Back program and other CMHA services as a resource for lower-risk clients.

March 2, 2017 Mood Walks Summit engages people about nature and exercise

Rattray Marsh BridgeMore than 70 people attended the Mood Walks Summit to discuss key outcomes from the project and explore new ideas around diversity and inclusion, youth engagement, and campus mental health.

March 2, 2017 "Patients First" progress webinar reports implementation of health care system transformation efforts

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care hosted a webinar on Feb. 27 about the progress on the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care outlining the major areas of implementation focus for this work since the passing of the Patients First Act.

February 24, 2017 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care hosting webinar on progress of implementing Patients First

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will host a webinar on the implementation progress of Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care on Feb. 27. The session will be hosted by Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Nancy Naylor, Associate Deputy Minister, Delivery and Implementation. A question-and-answer session follows.

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.