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Provincial News

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.

February 2, 2016 Big changes needed for Toronto community housing: report

A recent report has presented a list of ideas and recommendations to improve support for vulnerable tenants in Toronto, including those with lived experience of mental health.

February 2, 2016 Ontario Announces New Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) Strategy for First Responders

On February 1, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced a number of new initiatives to help prevent or mitigate PTSD among first responders such as police, firefighters and paramedics.

January 28, 2016 Reforming Ontario’s Laws on Legal Capacity and Decision-making

LCOlogoThe Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s independent law reform agency, is seeking feedback on its draft recommendations on reforming Ontario law, policy and practice related to legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship.

January 27, 2016 Improvements must be made with approaching someone in crisis

In the wake of the attempted murder conviction of Toronto police Const. James Forcillo, CMHA Ontario continues its call to improve police interactions with people experiencing a crisis.

December 11, 2015 Provincial HSJCC hosts a webinar on an innovative court discharge program

Eighty participants tuned in to a webinar on Dec. 7 to learn about a successful court discharge protocol implemented at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) and co-developed by CMHA Champlain East.

December 11, 2015 Coming Together on Supported Housing for Mental Health and Addictions in Ontario

Wellesley ReportThe Wellesley Institute prepared a report to guide policy and programs for supported housing for people with mental health issues or addictions in Ontario and the Greater Toronto area.