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Provincial News

October 29, 2015 Prescription for crisis relief: unique hospital-community partnership helping hundreds

Over the past three years, there has been a change in health care between North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) and a community partner which has benefited more than 500 people needing crisis help.

October 29, 2015 HSJCC webinar to explore structure changes

The provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) is hosting a free webinar Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

October 29, 2015 Applications open for evaluation support program at Ontario Brain Institute

Ontario Brain Institute.  Converge.  Discover. Deliver.The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is accepting applications for the second round of the Evaluation Support Program, which aims to foster the use of evidence to inform how community services are run.

October 15, 2015 Stats show stark reality of living with mental health or addictions in Ontario

By the Numbers cover pageA new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) reveals the challenging realities faced by people living with mental health or addictions disabilities in Ontario. By the Numbers, released October 5, 2015, uses Statistics Canada data from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability to get a better understanding of the population living with mental health and addictions in Ontario.

October 15, 2015 Province to audit large retailers to ensure workplace accessibility

This fall, the Government of Ontario will conduct targeted audits of large retail companies to ensure that workplace and employee practices are accessible.  The goal of the audit is to make sure that companies with more than 500 employees are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and making accessibility part of recruiting and employee support.

October 15, 2015 Ontario Launches eCampus Online Education Portal

eCampusTo provide Ontario students with greater access and more learning opportunities, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities recently launched the eCampus Online Education Portal. The portal aims to  provide Ontario students with access to the best learning opportunities available, while giving them greater flexibility to control how, when and where they learn.

October 15, 2015 Ontario Seeking Public Input on Closing the Gender Wage Gap

The provincial Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee is hosting a series of town halls in twelve communities across the province to contribute to the development of a wage gap strategy.

October 1, 2015 Police Record Checks Reform Act takes next step

Police record checks reform legislation took another step towards reality as Bill 113 passed its second reading in the Ontario Legislature on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

October 1, 2015 Ontario needs a provincial alcohol strategy, say leading health organizations

A coalition of leading health organizations is calling on the Ontario government to develop a comprehensive alcohol strategy to address the health harms of alcohol.

October 1, 2015 Former health minister knows value of mental health firsthand

Former national health minister Allan Rock is speaking out about the importance of assisting with mental health issues.