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October 14, 2016 Provincial strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose announced

Ontario is currently coping with a health crisis related to opioids, specifically fentanyl, a drug that is reported to be 50 to 80 times stronger than morphine.

October 13, 2016 Health Quality Ontario identifies mental health improvement

report-onlyThe latest Health Quality Ontario (HQO) report indicates that providing comprehensive care for people with mental health and addictions remains a work in progress.

October 13, 2016 Help expand a CMHA Food Forest

social-media-graphic-1The unique food forest program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce Branch is in the running for a national competition, with finalists eligible for up to $100,000.

October 13, 2016 E-QIP offers free quality improvement training

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is offering a free full-day quality improvement training program that will provide participants with an overview and practical applications of quality improvement methods, tools and techniques. The training, based on Health Quality Ontario & University of Toronto’s IDEAS program, has been adapted to relate to community mental health and addictions service providers.

October 12, 2016 CMHA Ontario participating in Health Quality Transformation

hqt2016-banner-enOn Thursday, October 20, 2016, CMHA Ontario and project partners will be participating in Health Quality Ontario’s annual conference by sharing work the organization has been involved with that is helping advance the quality agenda throughout the community mental health and addictions secto

October 11, 2016 Ontario reintroduces Patients First Act

The Ontario government reintroduced a bill designed to improve access and coordination challenges of the provincial health care system.

October 11, 2016 World Mental Health Day encourages psychological support

wmhd-web-bannerOn Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, CMHA Ontario joined international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

October 6, 2016 Starbucks sets standard for employee mental health

CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) congratulate Starbucks Canada for the company’s latest initiative to support the mental health needs of its employees. Starbucks is substantially augmenting its mental health benefits to its employees as of Oct. 1.

October 3, 2016 Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8) encourages Canadians to fight stigma

CMHA Ontario invites community members to share the realities of living with mental health issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), the first full week of October.

September 30, 2016 CMHA Ontario awards recognize media heroes

A radio host dedicated to promoting wellness among his listeners and an organization that has provided pro-bono services to spread news about the positive work of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) have been honoured with this year’s CMHA Ontario media awards.