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June 28, 2016 CMHA Elgin County fresh food initiative gets plenty of attention

Salt Creek Farm Market, the largest social enterprise of the CMHA Elgin County, has been in the news lately.

June 23, 2016 Profiles in Diversity Journal recognizes Canadian Mental Health Association, York and South Simcoe’s Rebecca Shields
Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA York and South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA York and South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields, chief executive officer, Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe, has been identified as an outstanding executive and named among the winners of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 15th annual Women Worth Watching awards.

June 23, 2016 Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation Passed

After a tense few weeks, Bill C-14 has passed and received Royal Assent in the House of Commons on June 17.

June 23, 2016 CMHA Elgin County, Salt Creek Farm Market Welcome Premier of Ontario

Premier Wynne at Salt CreekIt’s with great pleasure to host Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, at the official grand opening of the Salt Creek Farm Market, the largest social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Elgin County Branch.

June 22, 2016 Social Infrastructure Spending Increases

onphaA June 21 decision by the provincial and federal governments to invest $640 million over the next two years in affordable housing could help address a major concern in Ontario.

June 17, 2016 Three new clinics for youth mental health open in Toronto

A new walk-in style service model has been launched to address gaps in youth mental health care.

June 16, 2016 Significant changes to AODA Customer Service Standard come into effect July 1

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced significant changes to the Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  As of July 1, 2016, private sector and non-profit organizations with 20 to 49 employees will still be required to submit accessibility compliance reports but will no longer be required to develop a documented accessible customer service policy

June 16, 2016 Ontario’s Cabinet Shuffle changes key portfolios

The provincial government announced it is revamping its housing, children and correctional services portfolios as part of a June 13 cabinet shuffle.

June 15, 2016 New mental health resource encourages 'out of the box' thinking

Many people know some way to accommodate an individual living with a physical disability. But would they know how to accommodate someone living with a mental health disability?

June 10, 2016 Youth Suicides in Woodstock, Ontario

The national spotlight was on the community of Woodstock, Ont., this past week after news that five young people had died by suicide since February. As a result, students from local schools walked out of class on Tuesday, June 7 to call attention to the issue.