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October 4, 2012 Face to Face with Mental Illness Awareness Week!

The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of many partners involved in Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). Meet the Faces of Mental Illness - men and women who have courageously shared their stories of illness and recovery to help raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

October 1, 2012 The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division Welcomes Camille Quenneville as CEO

The Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division (CMHA Ontario) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Camille Quenneville as its incoming Chief Executive Officer.

September 20, 2012 Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) annual Fall Forum

On Tuesday, October 23 the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) in partnership with Public Health Ontario; the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health; and Algoma, Waterloo and Toronto Public Health Units are hosting the first-ever “eHealth Innovations in Public Health” event.

September 20, 2012 Open Minds Across Canada symposia

During Mental Illness Awareness Week (September 30 to October 6, 2012), Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is hosting free “Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2012″ in cities across the country.

September 20, 2012 LERN NEON's new name

The Northeast Ontario Consumer/Survivor Network (NEON), a ten year old consumer/survivor initiative, has announced their name change to Lived Experience & Recovery Network (LERN).

September 20, 2012 Preventing Chronic Disease in Ontario: Panel Discussion Series

The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is hosting five panel sessions on topics related to chronic disease prevention. The sessions will feature current research and initiatives, discussions on critical issues and explore what action is still needed to address these matters.

September 17, 2012 World Suicide Prevention Day: Sept 10, 2012

Data from the World Health Organization indicate that approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year.

This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds.

September 6, 2012 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival

For the 20th year, the “Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival” (RWMFF) will be held in Toronto, from November 9 to 17. Mental illness and addiction are again the focus, with a list of screenings already confirmed.

September 6, 2012 11th Annual Canadian Rural Health Research Society Conference

The Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS) 11th annual conference is being held in Lévis, Quebec on October 25 to 27, 2012. The title of the conference is “Rural and Remote Health Research: Creative Approaches.” The conference themes are Patient Advocacy, Innovation in Rural Health Research, Physical and Work Environments, First Nations, Metís, and Inuit Health, Rural and Remote Health Services Delivery, Health Professionals in Rural Locations, Knowledge Translation Strategies, Environmental and Social Impacts on Rural and Remote Health, Vulnerable Populations (e.g. Rural Senior’s and Children’s Health), Food Security, and Rural Communities and Health.

September 6, 2012 2012 Global Conference on the Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health

On September 19 – 20, 2012, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, the Adler School of Professional Psychology and its Institute on Social Exclusion will host professionals in government, the academy and philanthropy to discuss the ways in which cities impact the mental health outcomes of urban residents, share information about emerging tools, practices, and processes for ensuring that those impacts narrow mental health inequities, and promote positive mental health and well-being.