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February 22, 2016 New report calls for an end to child and family homelessness in Canada

CF-Report-CoverA new report notes that child homelessness must not be seen in isolation of family homelessness, as homeless children are often connected with a parent or other caregiver. It is important to understand the experiences of the adult caregivers in these children’s lives, as addictions, mental and physical health issues, poverty, intimate partner violence and other challenges play a significant role for many of the families experiencing homelessness.

February 19, 2016 Alcohol use on the rise in legal profession

A comprehensive study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine presents the prevalence of problematic alcohol use and mental health issues in the legal profession.

February 18, 2016 Crisis support team expands to Caledon

24.7 crisis support

CMHA Peel and the Caledon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the expansion of the 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Team into Caledon, Ont., on Feb. 17.


February 18, 2016 Officers use social media to vent about mental health resources

A recent story out of London, England reported police officers’ frustration in finding an appropriate and secure mental health facility for a man in the midst of a mental health crisis.

February 17, 2016 CMHA meets with Federal Health Minister

Dr. Jane Philpott (Minister of Health), CMHA Toronto ED Steve Lurie, and CMHA National Acting CEO Andrew Jones.Last week, CMHA’s acting national CEO, Andrew Jones, and CMHA Toronto’s Executive Director, Steve Lurie, met with the federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott.

February 12, 2016 Ministry of Community Safety launches consultations for a Safer Ontario

Ontario recently announced that it will begin public consultations across the province to help develop the Strategy for a Safer Ontario, a new framework which aims to promote a collaborative approach to community safety and well-being.

February 11, 2016 Sudbury police officer assists individual in crisis

A Sudbury police officer recognized a woman was having a mental health crisis and de-escalated the situation using CMHA-approved techniques.

February 10, 2016 StatsCan: More than one in ten Canadians reported unmet health needs in 2014

More than three million Canadians reported that they did not receive health care when they felt it was needed, according to a new fact sheet released by StatsCan.

February 8, 2016 Improving the Medical Review Process for ODSP clients

The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) has announced major changes to the medical review process for people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.

February 8, 2016 Help develop a new Data and Performance Measurement Scorecard for mental health and addictions in Ontario

OntLeadCouncilImage_smallThe province is seeking feedback to measure how the mental health and addictions system is performing and understand areas of improvement.