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Provincial News

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.

October 13, 2016 Health Quality Ontario identifies mental health improvement

report-onlyThe latest Health Quality Ontario (HQO) report indicates that providing comprehensive care for people with mental health and addictions remains a work in progress.

October 13, 2016 Help expand a CMHA Food Forest

social-media-graphic-1The unique food forest program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce Branch is in the running for a national competition, with finalists eligible for up to $100,000.

October 13, 2016 E-QIP offers free quality improvement training

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is offering a free full-day quality improvement training program that will provide participants with an overview and practical applications of quality improvement methods, tools and techniques. The training, based on Health Quality Ontario & University of Toronto’s IDEAS program, has been adapted to relate to community mental health and addictions service providers.