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Provincial News

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.

June 22, 2016 Social Infrastructure Spending Increases

onphaA June 21 decision by the provincial and federal governments to invest $640 million over the next two years in affordable housing could help address a major concern in Ontario.

June 17, 2016 Three new clinics for youth mental health open in Toronto

A new walk-in style service model has been launched to address gaps in youth mental health care.

June 16, 2016 Significant changes to AODA Customer Service Standard come into effect July 1

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced significant changes to the Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  As of July 1, 2016, private sector and non-profit organizations with 20 to 49 employees will still be required to submit accessibility compliance reports but will no longer be required to develop a documented accessible customer service policy

June 8, 2016 First Nations Health and LGBTQ Issues Dominate Legislative Proceedings

MH at QP social imageThe mental health system continues to be severely underfunded in Attawapiskat in the wake of a suicide epidemic, a member recently said in the Ontario legislature.

June 2, 2016 Register now for provincial Crisis Worker conference

CWSO-Making-Change-Featured-ImageRegistration is open and spots are available for an upcoming conference that aims to support crisis workers and provide guidance to others willing to help.

May 17, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased to work with MCSS to improve ODSP medical reviews

CMHA Ontario is pleased to be working with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to improve the medical review process of the Ontario Disability Support Program.

May 16, 2016 Common QI themes emerge at regional workshops

The Excellence in Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) – a collaborative initiative of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, CMHA Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario – has held five regional workshops across Ontario and there are several common themes starting to emerge.

May 6, 2016 Report highlights health care challenges in Ontario’s correctional institutions

Fractured-Care-Cover-v6A recent report from the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) suggests the delivery of health care to people in correctional facilities should be integrated with the health care provided to people living in the community.

May 5, 2016 New CMHO report card raises concern about access to mental health care

CMHO 2016 report cardEmergency room visits, hospitalizations and treatment wait lists are on the rise for children and youth with potentially life-threatening mental illness, according to a new report from Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO).