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December 29, 2016 Registration open for CCIM webinar

Registration is open for a webinar being hosted by Community Care Information Management (CCIM). The Approaches to Completing OCAN Reassessments webinar will be offered four times between Jan. 11 and 18.

December 28, 2016 Changes coming to police street checks

Regulating police collection of personal information is the main emphasis of the Ontario government’s incoming police street checks regulations.

December 19, 2016 New Toronto helpline supports seniors’ safety, health and wellbeing

Wood Green Community Services, Toronto Central CCAC, and Toronto Central LHIN have launched a single telephone line that streamlines access to community, homecare and crisis services for seniors, their caregivers and healthcare providers.

December 19, 2016 E-QIP opens registration for Winter 2017 quality improvement training

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) has opened registration for winter sessions of the Introduction to IDEAS quality improvement training program.

December 15, 2016 CMHA supports government announcement to help individuals in correctional facilities and as they transition back into society

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario applauds the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) in hiring an additional 239 staff to increase supports for inmates with significant challenges related to long-term segregation. This includes: 22 mental health nurses, 22 social workers, 22 nurses, 24 correctional officers, 32 recreational staff and eight psychologists, in addition to 46 institutional managers and other program staff.

December 8, 2016 Give the gift of mental health this holiday season

social-graphic-3Although anxiety, depression, and loneliness may occur anytime during the year, the stress of the holidays can amplify these feelings. For those coping with mental health issues, the holidays can be a daunting, overwhelming challenge every year. That’s why CMHA Ontario offers support and information to people affected by mental health issues – so no one needs to feel alone in their struggle.

December 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario provides mental health perspective on basic income pilot

CMHA Ontario is pleased the provincial government is examining the feasibility of the Basic Income Pilot Project, but believes mental health and addictions sector must be a key contributor in the discussion.

December 8, 2016 Ontario passes Patients First legislation to transform the province's health care system

The provincial government passed legislation aimed at improving access to and coordination of health services for Ontarians on Dec. 7.

December 7, 2016 Food forest blooms thanks to massive support

CMHA Grey Bruce earned the big prize and its food forest will continue to blossom as a result.

December 6, 2016 CMHA Ontario throws voice behind accessible education for all

CMHA Ontario, along with 21 other groups, has signed a letter addressed to Premier Kathleen Wynne asking for a provincial education accessibility standard.