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December 13, 2012 Season’s Greetings from Camille Quenneville, CEO Ontario Division

Greetings everyone,

Thank you for the warm welcome you have given me as I begin my new role at CMHA Ontario Division. I am very grateful, and so pleased to have the opportunity to continue my work in the field of mental health. I look forward to working with all of you.

The holiday season and end of the year are always a good time for reflection and to consider what lies ahead. 2013 will bring many opportunities for us to continue to work together towards mental health for all. I can’t wait! I hope you enjoy all that the season has to offer with family and friends.

Camille Quenneville

CEO, CMHA Ontario Division

November 29, 2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED - Feedback request: Share knowledge and innovative practices related to mental health, emergency departments and racialized populations

The Community of Interest (CoI) for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions is a new provincial forum for knowledge exchange and collaborative knowledge creation focused on issues related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions. The goal of the CoI is to strategically leverage existing or emerging evidence (including community-based, lived experience as well as peer-reviewed academic and other sources of knowledge ) to improve provincial, LHIN and provider policy, planning and practice related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions.

November 29, 2012 Lorne Zon retires from CMHA Ontario Division

We also want to take a moment to extend our heart-felt thanks to Mr. Zon as he retires from his position as CEO at CMHA Ontario Division. Lorne has been at the helm of CMHA Ontario for the past five and a half years and while his retirement is well-deserved, his visionary leadership and exceptional skill at building collaborative relationships will be missed.

November 29, 2012 CMHA Ontario welcomes Camille Quenneville

On Monday, December 3, Ms. Camille Quenneville assumes her position as CEO of CMHA Ontario Division. We extend a warm welcome to Ms. Quenneville and look forward to working with her as she undertakes her leadership role.

November 29, 2012 Breakfast with the Chiefs

The topic for the next “Breakfast with the Chiefs” session is “Media Portrayal of Mental Illness” in print, online, the web and social media, television, movies, music, literature and more from the perspectives of André Picard and Dr. David Goldbloom.

November 19, 2012 Health Council launches Health Innovation Portal

The Health Council of Canada recently launched its new Health Innovation Portal, a website that highlights innovative health care practices, policies, programs and services from across Canada. The Portal includes a searchable database that features over 240 innovative practices, with a range of keyword search options and intuitive outputs, such as dynamic PDFs of practice descriptions and links to original source material.

November 19, 2012 Complex Care Diabetes Centre opens in Scarborough

The new Centre for Complex Diabetes Care officially opened its doors at The Scarborough Hospital’s General Campus on November 12, 2012. The Centre will serve people living in Scarborough, Durham Region and Peterborough who require access to specialized diabetes care. At the Centre, people can receive services and supports that include managing blood sugars, promoting healthy eating, insulin administration, counselling, vision monitoring, cardiac health supports, and foot and wound care.

November 19, 2012 Call for Abstracts: Psychosocial rehabilitation conference in northwestern Ontario

Stakeholders in the mental health system are invited to submit workshop abstracts for consideration for a northwestern Ontario conference under the banner theme of “Recovery in Mental Health: Sharing our successes!” The Northwestern Ontario Psychosocial Rehabilitation Education Committee is hosting the conference on June 5 and 6, 2013 in Thunder Bay.

November 19, 2012 Last chance to register: Ottawa event explores links between mental health, equity and anti-racism

Minding Our Bodies and Health Equity and Race Ontario (HERO) are coming to Ottawa! On November 20, 2012, Minding Our Bodies and HERO will host a forum about how equity and anti-racism relate to mental health, physical activity and healthy eating. Anyone who is interested in mental health, equity, physical activity or healthy eating is encouraged to attend!

November 19, 2012 Feedback request: Share knowledge and innovative practices related to mental health, emergency departments and racialized populations

The Community of Interest (CoI) for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions is a new provincial forum for knowledge exchange and collaborative knowledge creation focused on issues related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions. The goal of the CoI is to strategically leverage existing or emerging evidence (including community-based, lived experience as well as peer-reviewed academic and other sources of knowledge ) to improve provincial, LHIN and provider policy, planning and practice related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions.