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January 18, 2017 CMHA Ontario’s pre-budget submission highlights need for increased investments in mental health and addictions

The pre-budget submission from Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario urges the Ontario government to make mental health and addictions a priority during the development of the 2017 provincial budget.

January 9, 2017 Make mental health and addictions a government budget priority

CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville is urging the Ontario government to make mental health a priority during the development of the 2017 provincial budget.

January 9, 2017 Join Sharing Together! Co-create an evidence priority agenda for mental health, substance use and addictions in Ontario.

Join EENet’s dialogue sessions, taking place across the province, to provide input on the evidence most needed to support you in your daily work and to navigate the  system. Sharing Together aims to identify priority evidence needs related to mental health, substance use, and addictions, in the areas of health promotion and prevention, early identification, treatment and recovery, and across the lifespan. Results of the in-person sessions, and an online survey, will be used to co-create an evidence priority agenda for Ontario.

December 29, 2016 Registration open for CCIM webinar

Registration is open for a webinar being hosted by Community Care Information Management (CCIM). The Approaches to Completing OCAN Reassessments webinar will be offered four times between Jan. 11 and 18.

December 28, 2016 Changes coming to police street checks

Regulating police collection of personal information is the main emphasis of the Ontario government’s incoming police street checks regulations.

December 19, 2016 E-QIP opens registration for Winter 2017 quality improvement training

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) has opened registration for winter sessions of the Introduction to IDEAS quality improvement training program.

December 15, 2016 CMHA supports government announcement to help individuals in correctional facilities and as they transition back into society

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario applauds the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) in hiring an additional 239 staff to increase supports for inmates with significant challenges related to long-term segregation. This includes: 22 mental health nurses, 22 social workers, 22 nurses, 24 correctional officers, 32 recreational staff and eight psychologists, in addition to 46 institutional managers and other program staff.

December 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario provides mental health perspective on basic income pilot

CMHA Ontario is pleased the provincial government is examining the feasibility of the Basic Income Pilot Project, but believes mental health and addictions sector must be a key contributor in the discussion.

December 8, 2016 Ontario passes Patients First legislation to transform the province's health care system

The provincial government passed legislation aimed at improving access to and coordination of health services for Ontarians on Dec. 7.

December 7, 2016 Food forest blooms thanks to massive support

CMHA Grey Bruce earned the big prize and its food forest will continue to blossom as a result.