Skip to primary content
Skip to main menu
Skip to section menu (if applicable)

News

November 27, 2013 With the Right Amendments, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act Can Support All

Following an announcement by the Government of Canada that it will re-instate Bill C-54 (to be re-numbered Bill C-14), the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, in the Senate of Canada, a coalition of 12 national health organizations are looking to collaborate with the government to amend the Bill so it supports victims without perpetuating the stigma and discrimination of mental illness

November 26, 2013 Participate in a survey and help shape walking programs to benefit mental health of older adults

moodwalksMental health organizations and individuals with lived experience of mental illness are invited to complete a brief survey for Mood Walks, a project to support community mental health organizations across Ontario to launch educational walking programs for older adults.

November 21, 2013 CMHA Ontario, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario collaborate on quality improvement initiative to support mental health and addictions sector

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) are working collaboratively to lead an initiative that will support community-based mental health and addictions organizations enhance quality improvement.

November 21, 2013 Public Education and Outreach for Early Psychosis Intervention Programs in Ontario

Image courtesy of scottchan - FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Public education has been a core function of CMHA and the availability of a network of public educators and mental health promoters in CMHA branches across the province represents an opportunity for effective public engagement in early psychosis intervention. CMHA Ontario is taking the opportunity to showcase its network of public educators at the Early Psychosis Ontario Think Tank on Education and Outreach which takes place November 21-22, 2013 in Toronto.

November 21, 2013 Police asking for further deployment of tasers after provincial announcement

Several of Ontario’s largest police services are making use of increased decision-making power handed down by the province over the summer when it comes to the availability of conductive energy weapons (CEWs) for front-line officers. In late August, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced that police services will be allowed to decide which of its officers can carry CEWs. Since then, several police services, including in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa have proposed expanded use of CEWs.

November 21, 2013 Beware of door-to-door scheme

warning signCMHA Ontario is warning residents in two Ontario communities after it has become aware of a person or persons in the Toronto and Hamilton areas that are using fake door-to-door fundraising schemes.

November 21, 2013 Building a Better School Environment for Youth with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

Building a Better  School Environment for  Youth with Mental Health  and Addiction IssuesA new report from Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) released Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 makes key recommendations to improve how Ontario schools can support youth with mental health and addictions issues. Spearheaded by CMHO’s Youth Action Committee, Building a Better School Environment for Youth with Mental Health and Addiction Issues identified the need for:

  • Improved communication between students and educators
  • A greater level of mental health education
  • Increased resources to ensure more young people seek help, such as designated safe spaces.
November 21, 2013 Study: adults with developmental disabilities face more health problems but are less likely to get care

AtlasReportCoverNew information about how people with developmental disabilities in Ontario need and use health services is now available. A summary version of the Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario is now available from the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences.  While the full version of the resource will be available in December, the summary provides a wealth of information.

November 21, 2013 Health sector reps gather to talk Quality Improvement

Health Quality Transformation 2013Health Quality Ontario’s 2013 annual conference brought together people from all sectors of the health system to exchange ideas and work together toward the common goal of more integrated, high quality care for Ontarians. Titled Health Quality Transformation 2013, HQO’s second annual conference for health system providers, partners and leaders took place in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

November 21, 2013 University helps police with mental health training

header_UOITlogoThe University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario has unveiled new simulation videos to  help front-line police officers recognize possible indicators of mental illness.