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December 2, 2016 Ontario Health Alliance Launches New Framework to Track Chronic Disease Risk Factors

ocdpa-graphicThe Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA), a coalition of more than 20 health-related organizations, has launched a multi-year initiative to capture, track and compare risk factors for chronic disease in Ontario.

December 1, 2016 Ending homelessness among people with a mental illness: a sustainable approach

Having access to and being able to retain housing, especially housing with supports, is a key determinant of mental health. Unfortunately, that is not the experience of many people living with mental health conditions across Canada.

November 30, 2016 Massive need to provide supportive housing units for vulnerable individuals with mental health/addictions issues

Toronto – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division welcomes today’s report from the auditor general as it casts a spotlight on much needed enhancements required to help the tens of thousands of Ontarians living with a mental health or addictions issue.

November 29, 2016 GivingTuesday offers opportunity to help

This has been a challenging year. For some Ontarians, issues like a lack of housing, proper income, education and other social determinants of health continue to be of daily concern, all of which can contribute to depression and anxiety. World events also contribute to these daily stressors. It can feel like a giant hole being dug for no reason at all. But there is hope.

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).