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Provincial News

September 14, 2016 Toronto Star voices a desire for national suicide prevention plan

tsstoryThe Toronto Star is calling on a nationwide suicide prevention plan to be implemented as soon as possible.

September 12, 2016 Throne speech short on mental health promises

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.

September 9, 2016 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care hosts webinar on the progress of Patients First

CMHA Ontario participated in a webinar that could mark transformative changes for the Ontario health care system.

September 2, 2016 Simplified application process for people with developmental disabilities and their families

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is simplifying the application process for young people with developmental disabilities and their families.

September 2, 2016 E-QIP holds second Advisory Group meeting

The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) Advisory Group met for the second time to discuss updates and areas of improvement.

August 26, 2016 Crisis and support line reaching London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties

ReachOut247A 24/7 crisis and support line launched Aug. 23 is bringing faster access to the most appropriate supports for those living in London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties.

August 25, 2016 Ontario working to close the gender wage gap

The final report from Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee urges swift government action to level the playing field on the job.

August 15, 2016 CMHA branches participating in Ontario primary care, mental health and addictions survey

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.

August 8, 2016 CMHA Champlain East becomes fully designated agency under French Language Services Act

The Champlain LHIN Board has approved a revised plan submitted by the CMHA Champlain East to become a fully designated agency under the French Language Services Act.

August 5, 2016 Mental health courts project nearing completion

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.