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Provincial News

April 28, 2016 Illumination of Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls, CN Tower reminder that it’s Mental Health Week (May 1-8)

Nearly 50 landmarks and business across southern Ontario will be lit green to provide the public with significant visual reminders that next week is Mental Health Week (May 1-8), an important time to talk openly about your mental health.

April 25, 2016 E-QIP coming to a city near you

E-QIP – the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project – is coming to a city near you. You are invited to join us.

Addictions Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and CMHA Ontario are hosting eight meetings across the province to learn more about the regional differences as it relates to quality improvement work in the mental health and addictions sector. This will help us develop and design the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP).

April 21, 2016 Number of landmarks to shine green for Mental Health Week continues to grow

Peace Bridge web imageThe shine green movement is growing rapidly.

April 18, 2016 City of Thunder Bay recognizes CMHA Thunder Bay Board Chair

Michael LewkinMichael Lewkin, Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch Board of Directors, has been presented a Citizens of Exceptional Achievement award in the Spirit of Thunder Bay category.

March 18, 2016 Enabling Minds removing barriers to sport

CMHA Ontario Director of Knowledge Transfer Scott Mitchell espoused the virtues of Enabling Minds while speaking during a sport inclusion webinar on March 15.

March 17, 2016 Recent stabbings dealt with differently in Ontario justice system

Two violent incidents in Toronto recently have been handled very differently within the justice system, including one case which has proceeded to mental health court.

March 16, 2016 Province announces Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to mixed reviews

The Ontario government is investing $178 million over 3 yearsA three-year, $178-million intended investment by the Ontario government towards affordable housing has led to mixed reviews.

The March 14 announcement – a result of submissions to the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy by organizations as CMHA Ontario – resulted in key proposals from the province.

March 11, 2016 Legal Aid Ontario launches new mental health strategy

LAO coverLegal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed a new Mental Health Strategy to better serve people with lived experiences of mental health and addictions.

March 10, 2016 Opportunities remain to provide input for Strategy for a Safer Ontario

ontsafe_webThere are still three opportunities to attend Strategy for a Safer Ontario (SSO) public consultations –Toronto on March 10, Cobourg on March 21 and Ottawa on April 2.

March 9, 2016 More than 40 organizations selected to participate in Mood Walks

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteBeginning in early spring 2016, the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project will support community agencies to plan, implement and evaluate hiking groups that promote physical activity as a way to improve physical and mental health.