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February 13, 2014 Toronto school board latest to focus on students' mental health; CMHA a prime resource in this area

In response to a census that indicated many of its students experience loneliness, sadness, anxiety, stress and worry about the future, Canada’s largest school board announced that it is implementing a four-year Mental Health Strategy.

February 13, 2014 Survey of caregiver needs for people living with episodic disability in Ontario

CWGHR logoThe Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is leading an initiative to understand and develop a model to effectively address the needs of family/friend caregivers of people living with episodic disability in Ontario.

February 13, 2014 Upcoming summit to focus on children and youth mental health

2014 Summit for Children and Youth Mental HealthCircle your calendars for the 2014 Summit for Children and Youth Mental Health, hosted by the Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health (CCYMH). The summit takes place in Toronto from  April 3-4, 2014.  The CCYMH is a multi-sector group committed to improving mental health services for children and youth in Ontario. The summit will bring together educators, professional student services personnel, mental health and health professionals, children service agencies, child service advocates, families and students.

 

February 13, 2014 Calling all youth! Use your creativity to combat stigma

CMHO flyer for Change the ViewChildren’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is inviting young people across the province to tap into their creative side and take part in Change the View, a Youtube video contest that aims to eliminate the stigma around children’s mental health issues.

January 30, 2014 Ontario's minimum wage increased to $11/hour

image of calculator resting on pile of coinsAfter remaining frozen at $10.25 for the last four years, Ontario’s minimum wage will be increased to $11 per hour, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi announced on January 30, 2014.

January 30, 2014 Ontario increases support for people with mental and physical illnesses, personal support workers

The week of January 26, 2014 included two separate announcements from Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews.

January 7, 2014 Addiction Supportive Housing Implementation Review reveals impact of housing support

Housing support in any form is an effective intervention for people with severe addiction or mental health issues in the province, according to a review by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

December 20, 2013 Help improve mental health accessibility in Ontario – deadline extended

Image courtesy of Master / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTHINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The deadline has been extended to participate in a short survey for the Mental Health Accessibility Project, an initiative that aims to promote innovation in mental health accessibility and disability accommodation in Ontario.

December 19, 2013 Ontario filling funding gap with temporary health program

Image courtesy of sscreations / FreeDigitalPhotos.NetThe Ontario government has announced that it is taking steps to address gaps in health coverage for refugee claimants by introducing the new Ontario Temporary Health Program. Effective Jan 1, 2014, the temporary provincial program will allow refugee claimants to access most primary care and urgent hospital services, as well as medication coverage, regardless of immigration status or country of origin.

December 19, 2013 New Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario

AtlasReportCoverEarlier this year, we reported on the release of a report about the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program’s upcoming atlas. The full atlas has now been published in collaboration between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.