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November 25, 2016 Patients First Act welcome but needs to be tempered

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario welcomes a revamped legislative proposal aimed at improving health and mental health care services in the province, although any new law must come with more checks and balances.

November 22, 2016 Election Stress: Understanding the impact of stress on mental health and wellbeing

A recent study indicates that a high proportion of Americans have felt some level of stress throughout the recent United States presidential election.

November 16, 2016 New StatsCan report reveals realities of hidden homelessness

statscanA new Statistics Canada study reveals roughly 2.3 million Canadians 15 and older have had to temporarily live with family, friends, in their car or somewhere else because they had nowhere else to live.

November 16, 2016 CMHA Ontario working to help shape the National Housing Strategy

Fronted by the Wellesley Institute, CMHA Ontario assisted with seven recommendations in a submission designed to improve to the federal government’s National Housing Strategy.

November 16, 2016 CMHA Ontario attends the national opioid summit in Ottawa

The growing number of deaths due to opioids is a national concern. A summit on the Canadian opioid crisis will bring together concerned experts and organizations in Ottawa on Nov. 18.

November 14, 2016 CMHA Ontario marks National Addictions Awareness Week

From Nov. 13 to 19, CMHA Ontario will join with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the country to mark National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW).

November 10, 2016 MOBYSS extends its reach after health minister’s visit

dsc05905Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott praised the concept and implementation of the province’s only mobile health clinic for young people during a Nov. 7 visit in Stouffville.

November 8, 2016 MCSCS to appoint independent advisor on corrections reform

The Minister of Community Safety and Corrections (MCSCS) will appoint an independent advisor on corrections reform Jan. 1.

November 8, 2016 Speakers needed for family caregiver engagement webinar series

Family Caregiver Community of Interest members are seeking organizations with track records of supporting family caregiver engagement within Ontario’s mental health and addictions system to participate in a series of webinars.

November 7, 2016 Counselling to come for jurors

Law gavel with reflection

A new Ontario government program aims to provide free telephone counselling to those serving jury duty starting in January.