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Provincial News

November 25, 2016 Patients First Act welcome but needs to be tempered

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario welcomes a revamped legislative proposal aimed at improving health and mental health care services in the province, although any new law must come with more checks and balances.

November 10, 2016 MOBYSS extends its reach after health minister’s visit

dsc05905Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott praised the concept and implementation of the province’s only mobile health clinic for young people during a Nov. 7 visit in Stouffville.

November 8, 2016 MCSCS to appoint independent advisor on corrections reform

The Minister of Community Safety and Corrections (MCSCS) will appoint an independent advisor on corrections reform Jan. 1.

November 8, 2016 Speakers needed for family caregiver engagement webinar series

Family Caregiver Community of Interest members are seeking organizations with track records of supporting family caregiver engagement within Ontario’s mental health and addictions system to participate in a series of webinars.

November 7, 2016 Counselling to come for jurors

Law gavel with reflection

A new Ontario government program aims to provide free telephone counselling to those serving jury duty starting in January.

November 4, 2016 Province launches consultations on basic income pilot

The Ontario government is launching public consultations to explore key questions raised in a discussion paper about a basic income pilot project in Ontario.

October 26, 2016 CEO, CMHA York Region and South Simcoe Branch, Receives Women Worth Watching Award

Newmarket – Rebecca Shields, chief executive officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) York Region and South Simcoe Branch, is the winner of a North American award that honours women who are leaders in their field.

October 24, 2016 Unique local program in the running for national competition; CMHA asks community to mobilize as voting enters final week

OWEN SOUND – With just days to go, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce branch is closing in on a finalist spot for a national funding competition. Now, the CMHA needs your help for one last push to get there.

October 19, 2016 MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced its plan this week to overhaul the use of segregation practices in Ontario jails, following the initiation of a 2015 review.

October 14, 2016 Provincial strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose announced

Ontario is currently coping with a health crisis related to opioids, specifically fentanyl, a drug that is reported to be 50 to 80 times stronger than morphine.