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June 22, 2016 Social Infrastructure Spending Increases

onphaA June 21 decision by the provincial and federal governments to invest $640 million over the next two years in affordable housing could help address a major concern in Ontario.

June 17, 2016 Three new clinics for youth mental health open in Toronto

A new walk-in style service model has been launched to address gaps in youth mental health care.

June 16, 2016 Significant changes to AODA Customer Service Standard come into effect July 1

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced significant changes to the Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  As of July 1, 2016, private sector and non-profit organizations with 20 to 49 employees will still be required to submit accessibility compliance reports but will no longer be required to develop a documented accessible customer service policy

June 16, 2016 Ontario’s Cabinet Shuffle changes key portfolios

The provincial government announced it is revamping its housing, children and correctional services portfolios as part of a June 13 cabinet shuffle.

June 15, 2016 New mental health resource encourages 'out of the box' thinking

Many people know some way to accommodate an individual living with a physical disability. But would they know how to accommodate someone living with a mental health disability?

June 10, 2016 Youth Suicides in Woodstock, Ontario

The national spotlight was on the community of Woodstock, Ont., this past week after news that five young people had died by suicide since February. As a result, students from local schools walked out of class on Tuesday, June 7 to call attention to the issue.

June 9, 2016 Registration open for the annual CMHA Conference

BannerSmall-300x106Registration is now open for the Mental Health For All Conference, an industry-wide event to be held on Sept. 29 and 30 which aims to benefit individuals and organizations across the mental health, mental illness and addiction sectors.

June 9, 2016 Health Quality Ontario releases report Connecting the Dots for Patients

connecting the dots HQOHealth Quality Ontario released a new report Connecting the Dots for Patients, which explores family doctors’ views on coordinating care for their patients with home care, community services, hospitals and specialists in Ontario.

June 8, 2016 First Nations Health and LGBTQ Issues Dominate Legislative Proceedings

MH at QP social imageThe mental health system continues to be severely underfunded in Attawapiskat in the wake of a suicide epidemic, a member recently said in the Ontario legislature.

June 7, 2016 Nationwide medical assistance in dying legislation not passed, but is now legal

Medical assistance in dying is now legal in Canada, despite there being no legislation or regulations in place.