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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.

July 21, 2016 Latest E-QIP webinar focuses on mental health and addictions training

E-QIP timelineThe second Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) webinar provided information on the outcomes of the seven Regional Consultations, which have been a key component since the program’s launch in March.

July 21, 2016 Housing, Health and Justice community of interest seeks feedback

The Housing, Health and Justice Community of Interest (COI) is conducting a scan of housing programs across Ontario and is asking for feedback.

July 21, 2016 City of Toronto Establishes Supervised Injection Services

City-Hall-Toronto-1-150x150The City of Toronto Council recently approved the establishment of three Supervised Injection Services (SIS) sites in Toronto, with the primary goal of decreasing the rising numbers of fatal drug overdoses and reducing the risk of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.  The three sites will be located within Toronto Public Health, (The Works), Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.  The announcement was welcomed by a wide spectrum of stakeholders from hospitals, mental health and addictions service providers, academics, clergy, advocates, businesses and the general public.

July 18, 2016 E-QIP Webinar - Supporting You in Quality Improvement

With the regional consultations and surveys now complete, E-QIP is excited to be moving into the next phase of the initiative. Learn about what’s next in the E-QIP project, and how you can get involved.

July 8, 2016 UN Human Rights Council adopts new resolution on mental health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a new resolution on mental health and human rights. The council, responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights and for addressing situations of human rights violations passed the resolution on June 29.

July 8, 2016 LAO launches mental health training for its criminal lawyers

On July 7, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) launched its new mental health training for about 25 selected representatives from across the province who will act as regional mental health leads in their respective criminal courts.

July 8, 2016 Police-Hospital Transition project accepted to major health care conference

HealthAchieveCMHA Ontario will be presenting a workshop about a unique police-hospital transition partnership project at one of North America’s largest health care events this coming November. The workshop session at HealthAchieve 2016, Improving Police-Hospital Transitions: A Framework for Ontario, will be presented on Monday, Nov., 7 2016 beginning at 8:15 a.m.

July 6, 2016 Upcoming webinar exploring OCAN's potential for health equity

OCAN webinarRegistration is now open for a free webinar about the potential of the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to advance health equity.

July 5, 2016 Information for those receiving assistance in the event of a postal strike

mailIn case of a potential postal disruption at Canada Post, the Ministry of Community and Social Services has advised recipients of Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), that there are contingency plans in place to minimize any disruption in receiving payments and benefits by mail.