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Provincial News

March 10, 2016 Opportunities remain to provide input for Strategy for a Safer Ontario

ontsafe_webThere are still three opportunities to attend Strategy for a Safer Ontario (SSO) public consultations –Toronto on March 10, Cobourg on March 21 and Ottawa on April 2.

March 9, 2016 More than 40 organizations selected to participate in Mood Walks

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteBeginning in early spring 2016, the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project will support community agencies to plan, implement and evaluate hiking groups that promote physical activity as a way to improve physical and mental health.

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.