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January 5, 2016 New campaign invites you to share your experience of #ABetterServe

Tweet positive examples of #abetterserveTo celebrate the launch of our free Enabling Minds resource, CMHA Ontario invites you to share your accessibility story with us on Twitter.

January 5, 2016 Mental Health for All Conference: Call for Abstracts

The Mental Health for All Conference 2016 invites you to submit an abstract to present and share your knowledge and experiences with at the Mental Health for All Conference in Toronto from September 28 – 30, 2016.

December 18, 2015 Ministry of Health proposes changes to current healthcare structure

patients firstOn December 17, 2015, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) released a discussion paper which outlines the Ministry’s proposals to integrate the health care system. Entitled Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario, the paper aims to improve access to primary care, standardize and strengthen home and community care that will include the dissolution of the current Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) Boards with the LHINs assuming all their functions.

December 16, 2015 Government announces three mental health and addictions initiatives

The Ontario government announced three proposals on Dec. 16, 2015 which aim to improve supports for individuals with mental health and addictions challenges.

December 16, 2015 Province investing in housing with supports for individuals with mental health and addictions challenges

Ontario announced new investments in housing today, promising $16.2 million for 1,000 supporting housing units across the province, including $4 million for 248 supportive housing units in 2016-17.

December 16, 2015 Advisory Council identifies areas to improve Ontario mental health and addictions network

MHA Annual Report 2015 coverThe Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council has outlined five priority areas in an attempt to begin overhauling the system-level transformation of mental health and addictions in Ontario.

December 16, 2015 Report highlights gaps in Ontario’s mental health and addictions system

TakingStock coverA new report identifies gaps that are hindering the effectiveness of Ontario’s mental health and addictions system. Taking Stock: A Report on the Quality of Mental Health and Addictions Services in Ontario, examines the current quality of care and services Ontarians are receiving for mental illnesses and addictions. The report was developed by a joint multi-disciplinary team from Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

December 11, 2015 Bounce back program launched by CMHA York and South Simcoe

Bounce Back from low mood, stress, anxiety with free, clinically-proven mental health program

bounceback web bannerJust in time for the holidays, the Canadian Mental Health Association is launching Ontario’s first free, clinically-proven, self-guided mental health program designed to help adults rebound from low mood and mild to moderate stress or anxiety.

December 11, 2015 NOJHL, CMHA branches launch Talk Today partnership; suicide-awareness, mental health training coming for 300 players

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The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) and four local branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are pleased to announce their partnership in Talk Today, one of the most comprehensive mental health education programs for amateur sports in Canada. Talk Today, is aimed at helping the 300 players in the NOJHL, as well as the individuals that support them, to identify mental health issues and address suicide.

December 11, 2015 Talk Today begins in Kenora high school

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Talk Today pilot provides mental health, suicide prevention training for student athletes at Kenora Catholic District School Board

Kenora Talk TodayThe Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kenora Branch and Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) have joined forces on a pilot project to provide 75 high school student athletes with suicide prevention and mental health awareness training. The first initiative of its kind in Ontario, the project aims to create an open and non-judgmental environment where student athletes who may be struggling with mental health issues feel comfortable and confident seeking help.