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June 19, 2014 Queen’s Park Gets Back to Business on July 2, 2014

Election 2014 is over and Queen’s Park is returning to business on July 2, 2014.  Premier-Elect Kathleen Wynne has signaled her intention to re-introduce the 2014-2015 Ontario budget, Building Opportunity, Securing Our Future as one of the first orders of business.

June 19, 2014 Commissioners and political parties speak out on police records

Since the release of reports from the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario (IPC), the Canadian Civil Liberties Association(CCLA) and the John Howard Society Ontario(JHSO) on police record checks, others have come forward to share their stories and take up the cause of ending the disclosure of non-conviction records on police background checks.

June 19, 2014 Do child and youth resiliency interventions reduce health inequities and improve mental health?

Resilience is seen as an important element to maintaining child and youth mental health and sustaining wellbeing during transitions. Wide interest has expanded evaluation of interventions and how resilience might be fostered and sustained.

June 19, 2014 Ontario student drug use and health survey results

On June 5, 2014, EENet, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre, presented the first of two webinars looking at the results of the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS). CAMH’s OSDUHS is the longest ongoing school survey of adolescents in Canada.

June 19, 2014 Helping children and youth access mental health information online

What does the average child or youth in Canada want to know about mental health and how do they search for this information online? A synthesis report provides insight from three separate studies funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, including a literature review, a qualitative report, and a mixed methods report.

June 19, 2014 CMHA partners up with Canadian Public Health Association to increase broader action on mental health promotion

In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness. However, there remains a gap between mental health and public health activities.

June 5, 2014 Ontario Political Parties Respond to Mental Health and Addictions Alliance

The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance banner. Image links to the vote4mha website. Link will open in a new window.The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance is a coalition of nine organizations, including CMHA Ontario, from across the continuum of care – from community to hospital services, including consumer and family organizations. The goal of the Alliance is to ensure that mental health and addictions are a priority during the 2014 provincial election campaign.

June 5, 2014 CMHA Ontario presents at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario conference

Mental health-related wait times and emergency department (ED) use were topics that CMHA Ontario addressed during two presentations at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario’s annual conference which took place from May 25-27, 2014.

June 5, 2014 CMHA Ontario, partners highlight innovative practice to help racialized individuals with mental health issues

For individuals who are doubly marginalized as racialized individuals and individuals with mental health issues, increasing access to quality primary care plays a significant role in improving health outcomes and reducing visits to the emergency department.

June 5, 2014 A strong show of support for mental health, addictions services in Niagara, Ontario

Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter. Link will open in a new window

CMHA Niagara and more than 65 other organizations committed to mental health services and mental wellness promotion have created the Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter, a first for the region and possibly for Ontario.