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November 20, 2014 CCLA and JHSO release new resources on police record checks

On the Record - Screen ShotAfter a series of educational workshops on police record checks this fall, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) have released two accompanying information guides titled ‘On the Record.’

November 20, 2014 Transforming Health Care in Northeastern Ontario

Community HospitalsThe North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) has released a new report, which looks at the evolving role of community hospitals in Northeastern Ontario.

November 20, 2014 New toolkit to help Canadian communities address homelessness

Housing First ToolkitThe Homeless Hub, together with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) introduced the Canadian ‘Housing First’ Toolkit at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Vancouver. The toolkit was developed to help communities and organizations plan, implement, evaluate and sustain a Housing First initiative or approach in their local community.

November 20, 2014 Mental health support needed for community safety and well-being

Community Safety and Wellbeing_CoverThe Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) have released phase 2 of the Ontario Crime Prevention Strategy as part of the development of the provincial approach to community safety and well-being.

November 20, 2014 How do we improve mental health services for young people?

EENet Research SnapshotAdolescents have the highest risk for developing mental illness than any other age group, but are also the least likely to seek out help for mental health problems. But few studies have tried to understand the reasons for this lack of engagement and whether this type of service redesign would make a difference.

November 20, 2014 How are racialized populations in Ontario with mental health or addictions issues using the emergency department?

Emergency Department ImageIndividuals who belong to racialized groups who seek out services for mental health or addiction issues experience marginalization both for their mental health or addiction issues as well as for their race. For these individuals, use of the emergency department (ED) increases when there are big life changes, such as to their housing or employment. Although some make these ED visits by choice, others do not, for example when they are brought in by service providers or the police.

November 20, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

Value Based Partnership WebinarPartnerships are increasingly becoming a cornerstone of organizational values, strategic priorities, and eligibility for funding and grants. Yet many organizations don’t have a partnership strategy. Leaders continue to invest resources without knowing the exact purpose or the expected returns.

November 20, 2014 A global outlook on depression: report

the great depressionLast week Nature published a special edition on depression, asking why the burden is so great, how science is helping, where today’s research is headed and what the future may hold.

November 17, 2014 National Bullying Awareness Week happening

The topic of bullying is once again in the spotlight. Bullying Awareness Week (November 16-22, 2014) in Canada is an effort to prevent bullying in communities across the country through education and awareness.

November 6, 2014 Ontario Division and local branches featured at CMHA National conference

Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual nation-wide conference in Calgary was complete with inspirational keynotes, gripping stories and informative sessions from presenters from across the country on the topics of mental health and addictions.