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Provincial News

March 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s Enabling Minds featured in sport accessibility webinar

CMHA Ontario’s Scott Mitchell will join a panel of Canadian athletes and accessibility advocates to share how greater accessibility and inclusion in sport can positively affect the health and well-being of marginalized populations.

March 4, 2016 Talk Today games reach the masses in February

sting3The point of the Talk Today awareness games last month – a collaboration between CMHA branches and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams – was to get people talking about mental health.

March 2, 2016 Junior hockey players accepting hairy donations for CMHA

Junior hockey players from across the country are growing their hockey hair. And CMHA branches are the beneficiaries.

March 1, 2016 CMHA Ontario identifies areas of improvement in Patients First submission

CMHA Ontario is emphasizing the need for stronger partnerships between primary health care, community mental health and addictions providers.

February 26, 2016 Provincial budget doesn’t address mental health and addictions needs for Ontarians

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is disappointed with the lack of new investment in mental health and addictions. Thousands of Ontarians are forced to continue waiting for vital supportive housing and mental health and addictions services.

February 25, 2016 Racial profiling definition could be changed

Ontario Human Rights Commission LogoThe Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is exploring whether the definition of racial profiling should be broadened or altered.

February 18, 2016 Crisis support team expands to Caledon

24.7 crisis support

CMHA Peel and the Caledon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the expansion of the 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Team into Caledon, Ont., on Feb. 17.

 

February 11, 2016 Sudbury police officer assists individual in crisis

A Sudbury police officer recognized a woman was having a mental health crisis and de-escalated the situation using CMHA-approved techniques.

February 2, 2016 Big changes needed for Toronto community housing: report

A recent report has presented a list of ideas and recommendations to improve support for vulnerable tenants in Toronto, including those with lived experience of mental health.

February 2, 2016 Ontario Announces New Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) Strategy for First Responders

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.