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March 4, 2016 Talk Today games reach the masses in February

sting3The point of the Talk Today awareness games last month – a collaboration between CMHA branches and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams – was to get people talking about mental health.

March 2, 2016 Junior hockey players accepting hairy donations for CMHA

Junior hockey players from across the country are growing their hockey hair. And CMHA branches are the beneficiaries.

March 2, 2016 Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy

With a federal budget to be delivered on March 22, CMHA Ontario and National will continue advocating for a key government ask: a nation-wide suicide prevention strategy.

March 1, 2016 CMHA Ontario identifies areas of improvement in Patients First submission

CMHA Ontario is emphasizing the need for stronger partnerships between primary health care, community mental health and addictions providers.

February 29, 2016 Quebec stats show impact of childhood experience of violence on adult mental health

There is new evidence that childhood experiences of violence are common among Quebecois and impact on adult mental health.

February 29, 2016 Federal government to restore refugee health care benefits

As of April 1, the federal government will be restoring refugee health care to its pre-2012 status via the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP).

February 26, 2016 Provincial budget doesn’t address mental health and addictions needs for Ontarians

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is disappointed with the lack of new investment in mental health and addictions. Thousands of Ontarians are forced to continue waiting for vital supportive housing and mental health and addictions services.

February 25, 2016 Lack of budget funding for mental health a concern: Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

The following is a statement from Camille Quenneville, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario in reaction to today’s provincial budget.

February 25, 2016 Racial profiling definition could be changed

Ontario Human Rights Commission LogoThe Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is exploring whether the definition of racial profiling should be broadened or altered.

February 23, 2016 Possible faster access to PTSD treatment coming for first responders

New proposed legislation will result in faster access to treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for first responders in Ontario.