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Provincial News

April 18, 2016 City of Thunder Bay recognizes CMHA Thunder Bay Board Chair

Michael LewkinMichael Lewkin, Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch Board of Directors, has been presented a Citizens of Exceptional Achievement award in the Spirit of Thunder Bay category.

March 18, 2016 Enabling Minds removing barriers to sport

CMHA Ontario Director of Knowledge Transfer Scott Mitchell espoused the virtues of Enabling Minds while speaking during a sport inclusion webinar on March 15.

March 17, 2016 Recent stabbings dealt with differently in Ontario justice system

Two violent incidents in Toronto recently have been handled very differently within the justice system, including one case which has proceeded to mental health court.

March 16, 2016 Province announces Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to mixed reviews

The Ontario government is investing $178 million over 3 yearsA three-year, $178-million intended investment by the Ontario government towards affordable housing has led to mixed reviews.

The March 14 announcement – a result of submissions to the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy by organizations as CMHA Ontario – resulted in key proposals from the province.

March 11, 2016 Legal Aid Ontario launches new mental health strategy

LAO coverLegal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed a new Mental Health Strategy to better serve people with lived experiences of mental health and addictions.

March 10, 2016 Opportunities remain to provide input for Strategy for a Safer Ontario

ontsafe_webThere are still three opportunities to attend Strategy for a Safer Ontario (SSO) public consultations –Toronto on March 10, Cobourg on March 21 and Ottawa on April 2.

March 9, 2016 More than 40 organizations selected to participate in Mood Walks

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteBeginning in early spring 2016, the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project will support community agencies to plan, implement and evaluate hiking groups that promote physical activity as a way to improve physical and mental health.

March 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s Enabling Minds featured in sport accessibility webinar

CMHA Ontario’s Scott Mitchell will join a panel of Canadian athletes and accessibility advocates to share how greater accessibility and inclusion in sport can positively affect the health and well-being of marginalized populations.

March 4, 2016 Talk Today games reach the masses in February

sting3The point of the Talk Today awareness games last month – a collaboration between CMHA branches and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams – was to get people talking about mental health.

March 2, 2016 Junior hockey players accepting hairy donations for CMHA

Junior hockey players from across the country are growing their hockey hair. And CMHA branches are the beneficiaries.