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Provincial News

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.

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.