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June 8, 2016 First Nations Health and LGBTQ Issues Dominate Legislative Proceedings

MH at QP social imageThe mental health system continues to be severely underfunded in Attawapiskat in the wake of a suicide epidemic, a member recently said in the Ontario legislature.

June 2, 2016 Register now for provincial Crisis Worker conference

CWSO-Making-Change-Featured-ImageRegistration is open and spots are available for an upcoming conference that aims to support crisis workers and provide guidance to others willing to help.

May 17, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased to work with MCSS to improve ODSP medical reviews

CMHA Ontario is pleased to be working with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to improve the medical review process of the Ontario Disability Support Program.

May 16, 2016 Common QI themes emerge at regional workshops

The Excellence in Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) – a collaborative initiative of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, CMHA Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario – has held five regional workshops across Ontario and there are several common themes starting to emerge.

May 6, 2016 Report highlights health care challenges in Ontario’s correctional institutions

Fractured-Care-Cover-v6A recent report from the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) suggests the delivery of health care to people in correctional facilities should be integrated with the health care provided to people living in the community.

May 5, 2016 New CMHO report card raises concern about access to mental health care

CMHO 2016 report cardEmergency room visits, hospitalizations and treatment wait lists are on the rise for children and youth with potentially life-threatening mental illness, according to a new report from Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO).

May 5, 2016 Conservation Ontario launches Healthy Hikes challenge

Healthy HikesConservation Ontario, CMHA Ontario and other partners are encouraging Ontarians to boost their health by stepping into nature at any of Ontario’s nearly 300 Conservation Areas from May to October.

May 4, 2016 Parents, young people and care providers can benefit from resources

The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), specializes in trauma-informed mental health and developmental services for children and youth in Ontario age 0-18. This week they have launched a new series of podcasts to help parents, caregivers, children and youth and the professionals who help them.

May 4, 2016 Mental Health Week going strong

Mental Health Week is gaining traction through traditional media channels and via social media, too.

May 3, 2016 HQO: Poverty has a significant negative impact on the health and mental health of Ontarians

health-equity-report-en-tThe latest Health Quality Ontario report, Income and Health: Opportunities to achieve health equity in Ontario, finds that the poorer you are in Ontario, the more likely you are to face health risks and worse health outcomes, and the less likely you are to get quality health care.