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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.

March 11, 2016 Legal Aid Ontario launches new mental health strategy

LAO coverLegal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed a new Mental Health Strategy to better serve people with lived experiences of mental health and addictions.

March 10, 2016 Opportunities remain to provide input for Strategy for a Safer Ontario

ontsafe_webThere are still three opportunities to attend Strategy for a Safer Ontario (SSO) public consultations –Toronto on March 10, Cobourg on March 21 and Ottawa on April 2.

March 10, 2016 CMHA webinar series highlights need for supports in refugee mental health

keyboard-supportCMHA Ontario hosted two webinars in February to share expertise and support the community mental health sector in responding to the needs of Syrian and other refugee populations. Each webinar focused on providing people and organizations in the community mental health sector with information, tools and resources to inform work with marginalized populations.

March 9, 2016 More than 40 organizations selected to participate in Mood Walks

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteBeginning in early spring 2016, the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project will support community agencies to plan, implement and evaluate hiking groups that promote physical activity as a way to improve physical and mental health.

March 8, 2016 CMHA provides feedback on PTSD legislation

CMHA Ontario shared a number of key recommendations on Bill 163 – Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act this week at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee for Social Policy.

March 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s Enabling Minds featured in sport accessibility webinar

CMHA Ontario’s Scott Mitchell will join a panel of Canadian athletes and accessibility advocates to share how greater accessibility and inclusion in sport can positively affect the health and well-being of marginalized populations.