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April 28, 2016 Illumination of Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls, CN Tower reminder that it’s Mental Health Week (May 1-8)

Nearly 50 landmarks and business across southern Ontario will be lit green to provide the public with significant visual reminders that next week is Mental Health Week (May 1-8), an important time to talk openly about your mental health.

April 25, 2016 E-QIP coming to a city near you

E-QIP – the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project – is coming to a city near you. You are invited to join us.

Addictions Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and CMHA Ontario are hosting eight meetings across the province to learn more about the regional differences as it relates to quality improvement work in the mental health and addictions sector. This will help us develop and design the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP).

April 21, 2016 Number of landmarks to shine green for Mental Health Week continues to grow

Peace Bridge web imageThe shine green movement is growing rapidly.

April 21, 2016 CMHA Ontario addresses wage gap in province

wage gapCMHA Ontario believes women not receiving equal payment for the same work done by their male counterparts are being stymied from reaching their full potential.

April 20, 2016 HQO: Levels of distress among caregivers have doubled in recent years

reality-caring-en-tDistress among unpaid caregivers is rapidly rising, according to a report released by Health Quality Ontario (HQO) this month.

April 19, 2016 StatsCan: The social determinants are significant to the mental health of off-reserve First Nations

A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study released this month shows that social determinants of health, specifically food security and housing, are significant factors for the mental health of First Nations living off-reserve.

April 18, 2016 City of Thunder Bay recognizes CMHA Thunder Bay Board Chair

Michael LewkinMichael Lewkin, Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch Board of Directors, has been presented a Citizens of Exceptional Achievement award in the Spirit of Thunder Bay category.

April 14, 2016 Strong police collaborations help people in crisis

Collaboration between police and community mental health agencies can benefit people in crisis as well as officers themselves. This was a key theme in a presentation from CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville at a recent two-day conference hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

April 14, 2016 Talk Today numbers continue to grow as second year wraps up

CMHA_TalkTodaylogo_standaloneBuoyed by the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), more than 800 athletes have now received suicide-awareness training through the CMHA’s Talk Today program.

April 8, 2016 CMHA calls for inquest into death of Andrew Loku

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Toronto branch, is calling for an inquest to be held into the shooting of Andrew Loku.