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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.

August 4, 2016 Help develop an accessibility standard in health care

As part of Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, the Government of Ontario has committed to identifying and addressing accessibility barriers in the health care sector through the creation of a potential new accessibility standard for health care under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  (AODA).

August 3, 2016 CMHA Ontario contributes to new Via Rail accessibility policy

Via Rail has a new accessibility policy that responds to the needs of people with mental health disabilities who require a support person for travel.

August 2, 2016 Making transportation accessible for people with mental health and addictions disabilities

The Canadian Transportation Agency is looking for ways to improve the accessibility of people with disabilities in regulatory measures.

July 29, 2016 COI explores OCAN’s potential for health equity planning

The Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions Community of Interest’s July 26 webinar, Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity, is now available for viewing or reviewing the presentation slides.

July 21, 2016 Back to class for older adults

Living Life to the Full BooksCMHA Ontario is proud to announce many important updates to the Living Life to the Full program, including a rollout with the Francophone community and a new initiative that is bringing the program to caregivers 55-and-older in Toronto.