April 9 to 13 is ParticipACTION’s “Sneak It In” Week. ParticipACTION is a national programme geared to getting Canadians more active and physically fit.
The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has developed a new toolkit on human rights. The toolkit provides information about rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as information about the human rights application process.
On March 27, the Government of Ontario introduced the 2012 provincial budget bill Bill 55, Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012. The budget outlines a plan to increase revenue by $4.4 billion and eliminate the deficit by $17.7 billion in three years through restriction of program spending growth and cost containment.
The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario is holding “Capacity Building” workshops in Toronto that are geared towards professionals who work with families affected by the care of a loved one with mental illness and/or addictions. Participants will learn how to build client confidence and enhance their coping skills, as well as benefit from a panel of family members who will share their experiences in helping a loved one.
The Health Council of Canada has launched a new web site that includes reports, videos, podcasts, presentations and blog posts, as well as examples of innovative practices and information on the health care themes they report on.
They have also integrated their blog and social media channels like Facebook and Twitter into the new site.
To visit their new site, go to www.healthcouncilcanada.ca.
Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is seeking applications from organizations and school boards interested in hosting a Youth Summit. The Youth Summits are modeled after the anti-stigma “Talking About Mental Illness” (TAMI) program, that uses trained youth speakers with lived mental health experience sharing their personal stories with other young people. TAMI was developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is currently being delivered in partnership with schools and community agencies across Ontario.
There is an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST titled “Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Disease” co-hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.
The Canadian Women’s Health Network is offering free bulk shipping of three publications to interested organizations. The free publications are available in both English and French and cover the following topics: wait times and women’s health; statins; and understanding evidence about health and health care.
For more information or to place an order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities are hosting a conference, “Focus on Mental Health” on May 17, 2012.
The KMT Learning Group is hosting the “Child Development & Community Conference” on April 13 and 14, 2012. Internationally-recognized child development experts Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Gordon Neufield, and Ms. Jennifer Kolari will address and respond to topics on ADHD/ADD, bullying, attachment base theory, parenting, addiction, stress and more.