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June 16, 2016 Ontario’s Cabinet Shuffle changes key portfolios

The provincial government announced it is revamping its housing, children and correctional services portfolios as part of a June 13 cabinet shuffle.

June 15, 2016 New mental health resource encourages 'out of the box' thinking

Many people know some way to accommodate an individual living with a physical disability. But would they know how to accommodate someone living with a mental health disability?

June 10, 2016 Youth Suicides in Woodstock, Ontario

The national spotlight was on the community of Woodstock, Ont., this past week after news that five young people had died by suicide since February. As a result, students from local schools walked out of class on Tuesday, June 7 to call attention to the issue.

June 9, 2016 Registration open for the annual CMHA Conference

BannerSmall-300x106Registration is now open for the Mental Health For All Conference, an industry-wide event to be held on Sept. 29 and 30 which aims to benefit individuals and organizations across the mental health, mental illness and addiction sectors.

June 9, 2016 Health Quality Ontario releases report Connecting the Dots for Patients

connecting the dots HQOHealth Quality Ontario released a new report Connecting the Dots for Patients, which explores family doctors’ views on coordinating care for their patients with home care, community services, hospitals and specialists in Ontario.

June 8, 2016 First Nations Health and LGBTQ Issues Dominate Legislative Proceedings

MH at QP social imageThe mental health system continues to be severely underfunded in Attawapiskat in the wake of a suicide epidemic, a member recently said in the Ontario legislature.

June 7, 2016 Nationwide medical assistance in dying legislation not passed, but is now legal

Medical assistance in dying is now legal in Canada, despite there being no legislation or regulations in place.

June 2, 2016 Register now for provincial Crisis Worker conference

CWSO-Making-Change-Featured-ImageRegistration is open and spots are available for an upcoming conference that aims to support crisis workers and provide guidance to others willing to help.

June 1, 2016 June highlights seniors' health

Seniors Month CMHA OntarioSeniors’ Month is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions they make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported.

May 27, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s popular refugee mental health webinar series now available online

keyboard-supportA free webinar series about refugee mental health is now available for viewing online at any time. CMHA Ontario launched the four-part series to enhance the capacity of the mental health and additions sector to support refugees. More than 600 participants took part in the four-part series in February, March, April and May 2016. Although the series was initially targeted at the mental health and addictions sector, participants came from many different fields – including settlement, broader health system, public education, child and youth services, community and social services and even individual private refugee sponsors – and found the sessions helpful.