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August 13, 2015 Action Plan Released for Ontario Community Hubs

Action PlanThe Community Hub Framework Advisory Group has released a report to guide the development of community hubs. The report, Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan, is the first step towards bringing services together.

August 13, 2015 New funding for small hospitals

Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve care for patients closer to home.

August 13, 2015 Local Employment Planning Councils: Call for Proposals

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has released a Call for Proposals to identify organizations, or groups of organizations working in partnership, to pilot Local Employment Planning Councils (LEPCs).  This is a major initiative under the Ministry’s Employment and Training Services Initiative (ETSI).

August 13, 2015 Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium

Toronto Homelessness Research SymposiumThe City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, is hosting its inaugural Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium on Monday, October 19, 2015.

August 13, 2015 Trends in mental health and substance use in Ontario adults

In the next EENet webinar, you’ll learn about the Ontario results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Monitor, the longest ongoing survey of substance use and mental health among adults in Canada.

August 13, 2015 Using research evidence in women’s addiction treatment

Some interventions have been proven effective to prevent and treat substance use problems in mothers, but Canadian agencies serving women are not putting them into practice. To better understand how these agencies are deciding on the treatments they provide, Ontario researchers conducted a descriptive, qualitative study.

August 13, 2015 Consequences of drug use in pregnancy

Substance use can have a significant impact on the mother and child, as well as on their families and the larger community. Most pregnant women who use drugs and alcohol face stigma and discrimination, which can affect the care they seek and receive.

August 13, 2015 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

Canadian Alliance conferenceOnline registration is now open for the Canadian Alliance  National Conference on Ending Homelessness, November 2-4, 2015 at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal.


August 13, 2015 CMHA and partners receive close to $3.7 million to support older adult caregivers

Minister WongThe Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced recently that CMHA Ontario is a recipient of New Horizons for Seniors Program funding as part of a collaborative project that aims to reduce social isolation among seniors in Toronto.

July 10, 2015 CMHA launches Enabling Minds mental health accessibility training

enabling minds - screenshot-3-recognizing-barriers-300Enabling Minds is a new resource that provides mental health accessibility training for anyone who works in the field of sports, fitness or recreation. The Enabling Minds Training Module is an interactive 45-minute self-study course that shows how to remove barriers to physical activity programs for people living with mental health disabilities, and how to create a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes positive mental health for everyone.