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July 10, 2015 The footprint of mental health conditions: Healthy brains at work

Research, campaigns, and other activities in Canada have helped raise awareness and knowledge of mental health and mental illness. But it’s not clear whether these efforts have delivered an impact, particularly among working Canadians.

July 10, 2015 Therapy dogs to provide mental health support for athletes at Pan Am games

Therapy dog -For the first time in Pan Am games history, mental health support for athletes will include visits from 125 special dogs.

June 26, 2015 Canadian Mental Health Association Raises $1.1 Million for Mental Health at Ride Don’t Hide

More than 6,000 riders of all ages took part in Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health on Father’s Day

ridedonthidebanner(Toronto, ON) This Father’s Day, more than 6,000 mental health supporters took part in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride, raising more than $1.1 million for mental health programs and services. All Ride Don’t Hide funds raised locally will go towards mental health programs within the local communities.

June 24, 2015 Pride, LGBT and mental health

Pride celebrations are underway around the world and communities everywhere are celebrating the history, courage, diversity and future of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans (LGBT) individuals and their families.

June 19, 2015 Results from Living Life to the Full Project now available

Just in time for Ontario Seniors Month, June marks the official release of the results of an exciting pilot project aimed at enhancing mental well-being among older adults in Ontario. Implemented from January 2014 to March 2015, the Living Life to the Full for Older Adults pilot project was run in partnership with CMHA BC, the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO), York Institute for Health Research, and Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest.

June 19, 2015 CMHA Ontario presents at the Waypoint Knowledge Translation conference

The Waypoint Research Institute hosted its third Annual Knowledge Translation in Mental Health and Addictions Conference this week, and CMHA Ontario shared two presentations at the conference.

June 19, 2015 CMHA Durham receives award of excellence

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham branch recently received an award of excellence for their work on improving access to health services for French speaking residents of Durham.  Presented by the Entité4, the award recognized CMHA Durham for their contribution to the development of French-language health services in the community. Entité4 is an organization which works closely with three Local Health Integration Networks to support organizations who want to improve their active offer of French language services.

June 19, 2015 Thunder Bay hospital receives new mental health wing

The Government of Ontario announced this week that it will invest close to $48 million to help build a new wing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay to offer rehabilitation services to people with mental health issues.

June 19, 2015 New measures to protect patient privacy in Ontario

9394bb1f9b8bccdaa7897a923263363cOntario is working to improve privacy and accountability in the health care system with new measures to protect the personal health information of patients.  The province will be introducing amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) that, if passed, should strengthen privacy rules, make it easier to prosecute offences and increase fines.

June 19, 2015 Ontario launches workplace consultations

cwr2The Government of Ontario has launched public consultations on two key Acts that will impact on the changing nature of the modern workplace. The consultations will consider how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000 can be amended to balance protection for workers while supporting businesses.