On February 1, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced a number of new initiatives to help prevent or mitigate PTSD among first responders such as police, firefighters and paramedics.
The Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s independent law reform agency, is seeking feedback on its draft recommendations on reforming Ontario law, policy and practice related to legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship.
In the wake of the attempted murder conviction of Toronto police Const. James Forcillo, CMHA Ontario continues its call to improve police interactions with people experiencing a crisis.
Eighty participants tuned in to a webinar on Dec. 7 to learn about a successful court discharge protocol implemented at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) and co-developed by CMHA Champlain East.
In order to support the mental health of the OPP workforce, and improve outcomes of police interactions with people with mental health issues in communities, OPP released its’ first Mental Health Strategy, Our People, Our Communities on Dec 2, 2015.
The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital will open on Dec. 13 and is expected to provide expanded health care services and an improved patient experience.
The City of Toronto unveiled a new program on Nov. 19 designed to spearhead affordable rental and ownership housing construction.
To mark National Housing Day on Nov. 22, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), which represents Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and nursing students is encouraging Ontarians to submit an online petition calling on the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario to make more investments in affordable housing. RNAO says the recent steps Ontario has taken to define homelessness and set a target to end it within 10 years are welcome. However, need is outpacing resources, which is why nurses are calling for dedicated investment.