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November 6, 2014 Campus mental health summit to focus on flourishing students

flourishing campuses event - ImageThe Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, housed at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is hosting a summit this week to bring together experts from across the province to discuss ideas, tools and strategies to address the mental health and well-being of post-secondary students.

November 6, 2014 Justice, mental health focus of new CMHA Ontario webinar

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently partnered to deliver the third webinar in the nine-part series of the Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project. 

November 6, 2014 CMHA Ontario plays the KT Game

The Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTE CoP) has developed an exciting new teaching tool, called the Knowledge Translation (KT) Game, to facilitate learning of KT principles and promote KT planning and collaboration.

November 6, 2014 Former Lieutenant Governor to champion accessibility in Ontario
The Hon. David Onley

The Hon. David Onley

Ontario’s former Lieutenant Governor, the Hon. David Onley, has been appointed as a special advisor to the Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

November 6, 2014 Increased provincial support to improve campus mental health

Photo courtesy of Toronto Star.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has extended the Mental Health Innovation Fund (MHIF) by two years, pledging $12 million for mental health services and programs to support post-secondary students

November 6, 2014 Providing care for mental health and addictions in the community

The Four Villages Community Health Centre (CHC) offers primary care services in the west end of Toronto, with programs that include treatment, disease prevention, health promotion, and capacity building. It also provides psychiatric consultations as part of its shared care initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

November 6, 2014 Cannabis policy framework

Cannabis is one of the most popular recreational drugs of Canadians, along with alcohol and tobacco. Like those drugs, cannabis is associated with a variety of health harms. But prohibition hasn’t reduced its use or lessened its harms but has, instead, worsened the health harms and created costly social ones.

November 6, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

Partnerships 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 6, 2014 Increasing number of Canadians with mental health issues at risk of homelessness: report

A report prepared for the Homelessness Hub on the State of Homelessness in Canada in 2014 shows that over the past decade declining wages, reduced benefit levels including, pensions and social assistance, and a shrinking supply of affordable housing have placed more and more Canadians at risk of homelessness.

November 6, 2014 NHL goalie unmasking mental health issues

Edmonton Oilers’ goalie, Ben Scrivens, along with the Edmonton Oiler’s Community Foundation (EOCF) has launched a new mental health program called Ben’s Netminders.