The Liberal government delivered its speech from the Throne on Sept. 12, after Premier Kathleen Wynne prorogued the Legislature on Sept. 8. The speech was delivered by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell and focused mainly on the economy, child care and education, electricity rebates and business development. Mention of health care issues focused on primary care investments but did not make any direct mention of mental health initiatives or improvements.
CMHA Ontario participated in a webinar that could mark transformative changes for the Ontario health care system.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services is simplifying the application process for young people with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) Advisory Group met for the second time to discuss updates and areas of improvement.
CMHA branches are participating in a survey that will allow them to better understand the current landscape of care coordination and integration between primary health care and the community mental health and addictions sectors throughout the province. The survey is led by the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council.
The Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee is surveying the mental health courts in Ontario to examine their distinctive operation as separate mechanisms and their role in the greater criminal justice system.