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July 17, 2014 CMHA guest blogs for Legal Aid Ontario

Mental health is a key priority for Legal Aid Ontario, including the development of a mental health strategy that will strengthen the capacity of lawyers, front-line workers and management to improve services for people living with mental health issues.

July 17, 2014 Canadian Senators listen to CMHA Ottawa

CMHA Ottawa’s efforts to inform government decision-makers about a key financial issue for people with serious mental illness (SMI) has led to results published by Canadian senators.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Toronto's work with LGBTQ populations published

Social Work in Mental Health coverCMHA Toronto’s efforts to help LGBTQ populations has received much deserved public profile in the journal, Social Work in Mental Health.

July 17, 2014 Hamilton Local HSJCC is part of a new study on ABI in inmates

A Hamilton-Wentworth (HW) Corrections – Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Working Group that was created last October out of the Hamilton Local Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee have been busy analysing and following up on results from a recent pilot project.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Grey Bruce celebrates 50 years

The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Branch has a big reason to celebrate this year. The organization is marking 50 years of serving individuals and their families in Grey and Bruce counties area.

July 17, 2014 A breakdown of mental health, health commitments in recent Ontario budget

budget_homeOne of the first measures of the new Liberal Government in Ontario was to re-release its 2014-2015 budget, Building Opportunity, Securing Our Future. CMHA Ontario has provided the following budget breakdown that may be of use for mental health and addictions organizations.

July 17, 2014 Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team – a first for Ontario

There are signs that police forces across Ontario are trying to work to better respond to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

July 17, 2014 Supporting Employment for People with Mental Illnesses

budget_homeThe Government of Ontario’s Budget for 2014 acknowledges that “there are 1.65 million people in Ontario who have a physical, mental, sensory or learning disability, 63 per cent of whom are aged 15 to 64 — the cohort most likely to be participating in the labour force.”

July 17, 2014 CMHA Connects and the Mental Health Employment Supports Network (MHESN)

CMHA Connects logoTo support dialogue and discussion among organizations serving people with mental illnesses, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario hosts CMHA Connects which is a multisite network designed to support collaboration and knowledge sharing.

July 17, 2014 Toronto takes step to address LGBTQ youth homelessness

Toronto City Council has decided to examine the feasibility of providing more support for the needs of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans-People Queer (LGBTQ) community, after a 2013 survey indicated that 21 per cent of people in youth shelters identify as belonging to a sexual minority.