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May 7, 2015 Webinar: Using OCAN in community mental health

Sign up for this free webinar and find out how you can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to inform the services you deliver.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

May 6, 2015 CMHA Ontario gets creative for Mental Health Week

Mandela 2CMHA Ontario staff participated in a workshop titled “Combat Stress and Express Yourself through Art” today over the lunch hour as part of the workplace celebration of Mental Health Week.

May 5, 2015 Network Spring 2015 issue available now

Final Cover Network Spring 2015 - smallCMHA Ontario has released a new issue of its Network magazine. Network brings together different perspectives on issues important to everyone with an interest or involvement in community mental health.

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An interview with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services on Moving on Mental Health government plan
  • An examination of how CMHAs are at the centre of innovative training approaches and unique partnerships with police and other social service agencies to ensure people in crisis receive appropriate care.
  • An update from Health Quality Ontario, the government agency tasked with improving our health care system using data, public reporting and quality measures.
  • A feature on how a walk in the woods can boost your mood and create social connections
  • A case study of how one CMHA branch tackled the problem of housing barriers for persons with lived experience of mental health issues
May 4, 2015 CMHA York Region and South Simcoe unveils Ontario’s first mobile clinic for youth at Queen’s Park

(Toronto – May 4, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, today marked Mental Health Week (May 4 to 10) at Queen’s Park by unveiling Ontario’s first roving comprehensive health clinic for youth.

May 4, 2015 CMHA GETS LOUD for Mental Health Week!

Get LoudIt’s the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 64th Annual Mental Health Week! This year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health.

April 23, 2015 Training opportunities available at CMHA Ontario provincial conference

CMHA Ontario conferenceCMHA Ontario is hosting a series of mental health and addictions related training opportunities on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 as part of the first-ever CMHA Ontario Division conference. Sessions include training in Trauma Informed Care, Mental Health Works, Mood Walks, and Motivational Interviewing.

April 23, 2015 New CEO for Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) is delighted to announce that Claudia den Boer Grima is the new CEO effective April 6, 2015.

April 23, 2015 CMHA Ontario to present Mood Walks at Healthy Parks Healthy People conference

hphp_bannerOn May 6-7, 2015, the University of Waterloo will host the first Canadian conference devoted to Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP), a worldwide movement to protect the Earth’s two most important assets.

April 23, 2015 Mullets raise thousands for mental health

March Mullet PresentationA fun and unique approach to mental health awareness last month has raised more than $41,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Simcoe County branch.

April 23, 2015 Ontario launches public consultations to improve access to affordable housing

Ontario is launching consultations for a renewed Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to support the province’s goals of improving outcomes for people and ending homelessness.  The Consultation Discussion Guide outlines the progress of the current strategy, future goals and areas where more input from partners is needed. Participants can submit their views to the government online, by telephone or in writing by July 3, 2015.