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February 1, 2017 E-QIP visits Chigamik Community Health Centre to deliver QI training to staff

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project team and two of the project’s quality improvement coaches provided a full-day adapted Introduction to IDEAS (Quality Improvement) training session with staff from various services and programs of Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre (CSC Chigamik CHC) on Jan. 31. Participants included physicians, mental health counsellors, addictions counsellors, intake workers, front desk staff and physiotherapists.

January 31, 2017 Call for Abstracts: Provincial HSJCC Conference


The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at their 2017 Conference “Walking the Path…Finding the Way to Wellness” taking place November 20-22 in Toronto.

January 31, 2017 Call for Abstracts: Mental Health for All Conference

Change is in the air for mental health in Canada. But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real.

January 27, 2017 E-QIP delivers training sessions for change ideas generation

The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) coaches were out in Toronto and Sudbury on Jan. 24 and 26 to help participants generate change ideas and measure the impact of quality improvement efforts.

January 26, 2017 CMHA Ottawa housing program making a difference

As a proponent of a “housing first” approach, CMHA Ottawa has a long history of providing support to help chronically homeless people find a safe place to live in order to aid in their recovery of mental health issues.

January 26, 2017 New carding regulations in effect in Ontario

New police street checks regulations in Ontario have increased restrictions on when officers can ask for identification from those they are questioning.

January 25, 2017 CMHA Ontario releases Health Equity Impact Assessment Mental Health and Addictions Tip Sheet

CMHA Ontario recognizes that equity issues in mental health have a significant and often negative impact on the people, communities and health system of Ontario. To help, CMHA Ontario is pleased to launch the HEIA Mental Health and Addictions Tip Sheet, which focuses specifically on how the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool can be applied to consider equity issues related to serving clients with mental health and addiction issues.

January 24, 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Day supports mental health

Canadians across the country joined together on social media to text, talk and tweet about mental health for the 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 25, 2017.

January 23, 2017 Call for Abstracts: CWSO Conference

The Crisis Workers Society of Ontario is pleased to announce its 2017 Conference to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Hamilton, Ontario on June 14, 15 & 16, 2017. Attended by over 300 delegates, this conference aims to deliver important and dynamic information, as well as offer an excellent networking opportunity to all participants.

January 23, 2017 What does Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) have to do with Occupational Therapy?

Living with schizophrenia involves having a complex disorder often characterized by deficits in cognition as a core symptom. These cognitive impairments have been associated with difficulties in community functioning, including engagement in activities of daily living, occupational functioning, and social relationships.