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August 4, 2016 Help develop an accessibility standard in health care

As part of Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, the Government of Ontario has committed to identifying and addressing accessibility barriers in the health care sector through the creation of a potential new accessibility standard for health care under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  (AODA).

August 3, 2016 CMHA Ontario contributes to new Via Rail accessibility policy

Via Rail has a new accessibility policy that responds to the needs of people with mental health disabilities who require a support person for travel.

August 2, 2016 Making transportation accessible for people with mental health and addictions disabilities

The Canadian Transportation Agency is looking for ways to improve the accessibility of people with disabilities in regulatory measures.

July 29, 2016 COI explores OCAN’s potential for health equity planning

The Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions Community of Interest’s July 26 webinar, Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity, is now available for viewing or reviewing the presentation slides.

July 21, 2016 Back to class for older adults

Living Life to the Full BooksCMHA Ontario is proud to announce many important updates to the Living Life to the Full program, including a rollout with the Francophone community and a new initiative that is bringing the program to caregivers 55-and-older in Toronto.

July 21, 2016 Latest E-QIP webinar focuses on mental health and addictions training

E-QIP timelineThe second Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) webinar provided information on the outcomes of the seven Regional Consultations, which have been a key component since the program’s launch in March.

July 21, 2016 Housing, Health and Justice community of interest seeks feedback

The Housing, Health and Justice Community of Interest (COI) is conducting a scan of housing programs across Ontario and is asking for feedback.

July 21, 2016 City of Toronto Establishes Supervised Injection Services

City-Hall-Toronto-1-150x150The City of Toronto Council recently approved the establishment of three Supervised Injection Services (SIS) sites in Toronto, with the primary goal of decreasing the rising numbers of fatal drug overdoses and reducing the risk of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.  The three sites will be located within Toronto Public Health, (The Works), Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.  The announcement was welcomed by a wide spectrum of stakeholders from hospitals, mental health and addictions service providers, academics, clergy, advocates, businesses and the general public.

July 18, 2016 E-QIP Webinar - Supporting You in Quality Improvement

With the regional consultations and surveys now complete, E-QIP is excited to be moving into the next phase of the initiative. Learn about what’s next in the E-QIP project, and how you can get involved.

July 8, 2016 UN Human Rights Council adopts new resolution on mental health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a new resolution on mental health and human rights. The council, responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights and for addressing situations of human rights violations passed the resolution on June 29.