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April 5, 2016 Caregivers need support for their own physical and mental health

LivingLifetotheFullNational Caregiver Day, April 5, is an important time to reflect and thank the caregivers in our lives – but also to raise awareness of the challenges they can face as a result of their caregiving role.

April 1, 2016 New Windsor transitional stability centre aims to improve mental health services

CMHA Windsor Essex is a key partner in a new plan to redefine mental health and addictions care in their community.

March 31, 2016 Report: More solitary confinement data is needed

The Globe and Mail uncovered that a lack of data exists in provincial and territorial jail, particularly pertaining to solitary confinement.

March 30, 2016 CMHA Grey Bruce expands children’s mental health literacy

Starting this fall, kids and youth in the Grey Bruce area will learn about more than reading, writing and arithmetic – they’ll also learn about mental health.

March 24, 2016 New CMHA Initiative Targets Caregivers 55+

LLTTF2The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, in partnership with CMHA Toronto, is launching a free initiative that aims to promote positive mental health and reduce social isolation in caregivers over the age of 55 in the Toronto area.

March 24, 2016 CMHA announces Dr. Patrick Smith as new national CEO

Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than 20 years.

March 21, 2016 Collaborative partnership announced for quality improvement in community mental health and addictions

CMHA Ontario is aiming to better mental health and addictions care with the help of a new collaborative partnership.

March 18, 2016 Enabling Minds removing barriers to sport

CMHA Ontario Director of Knowledge Transfer Scott Mitchell espoused the virtues of Enabling Minds while speaking during a sport inclusion webinar on March 15.

March 17, 2016 Recent stabbings dealt with differently in Ontario justice system

Two violent incidents in Toronto recently have been handled very differently within the justice system, including one case which has proceeded to mental health court.

March 16, 2016 Province announces Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to mixed reviews

The Ontario government is investing $178 million over 3 yearsA three-year, $178-million intended investment by the Ontario government towards affordable housing has led to mixed reviews.

The March 14 announcement – a result of submissions to the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy by organizations as CMHA Ontario – resulted in key proposals from the province.