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May 27, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s popular refugee mental health webinar series now available online

keyboard-supportA free webinar series about refugee mental health is now available for viewing online at any time. CMHA Ontario launched the four-part series to enhance the capacity of the mental health and additions sector to support refugees. More than 600 participants took part in the four-part series in February, March, April and May 2016. Although the series was initially targeted at the mental health and addictions sector, participants came from many different fields – including settlement, broader health system, public education, child and youth services, community and social services and even individual private refugee sponsors – and found the sessions helpful.

May 26, 2016 Excitement surrounds CHL/CMHA Talk Today launch

CHL announcement photoSocial media was buzzing over the latest Talk Today announcement.

May 26, 2016 Deadline on Bill C-14 legislation causes tension in House of Commons

A June 6 deadline to have physician-assisted dying legislation in place has raised tensions in the House of Commons.

May 24, 2016 Talk Today now available nationwide

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) officially partnered on May 24, expanding the mental health and suicide-awareness program Talk Today.

May 17, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased to work with MCSS to improve ODSP medical reviews

CMHA Ontario is pleased to be working with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to improve the medical review process of the Ontario Disability Support Program.

May 16, 2016 Common QI themes emerge at regional workshops

The Excellence in Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) – a collaborative initiative of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, CMHA Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario – has held five regional workshops across Ontario and there are several common themes starting to emerge.

May 10, 2016 Ontario gets loud about mental health

Niagara Falls in GreenOntarians came together to GET LOUD for Mental Health Week (May 2-8).

May 6, 2016 Kennedy makes impact at CMHA Kenora event

Sheldon Kennedy – and his powerful speech – was the featured attraction of an event hosted by CMHA Kenora for Mental Health Week.

May 6, 2016 Report highlights health care challenges in Ontario’s correctional institutions

Fractured-Care-Cover-v6A recent report from the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) suggests the delivery of health care to people in correctional facilities should be integrated with the health care provided to people living in the community.

May 6, 2016 Life skills course for caregivers 55 and older available in Toronto

LivingLifetotheFullforwebCaregivers at least 55 years old in the Toronto area can now access a free eight-week course designed to provide skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.