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January 10, 2013 Applications for 2013/2014 EnAbling Change program opening soon

The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario is launching the 2013/2014 “EnAbling Change” program. This program supports non-profit organizations to be leaders in helping others comply with Ontario’s accessibility standards. Through the program, financial support is provided to organizations to educate an industry or sector about their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.

January 10, 2013 Deadline extended for submitting to HSJCC police-emergency room protocols project

The deadline for submission to the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) Police-Emergency Room Protocols Project has been extended to Thursday, January 31.

January 10, 2013 Free HSJCC webinar on communicating with correctional facilities

The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) in partnership with the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, January 22 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on communicating with correctional facilities.

January 10, 2013 Research Snapshot: Preventing alcohol use problems among Aboriginal youth

Youth who experiment with alcohol may be at risk for future alcohol use problems. Previous studies and trends showed that Aboriginal youth may be at an even greater risk for developing these problems. However, new research refutes this.

January 10, 2013 NEW: Rounding-up Research Reports

Starting this issue, we will be including Research Report Round-ups in EENet’s section of Mental Health NotesResearch Report Round-ups are summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

January 10, 2013 Be part of EENet's new season of webinars

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is pleased to start a new season of webinars that will bring together mental health and addictions stakeholders from across the province—and the country!

January 10, 2013 Senate inquiry on mental health and the correctional services system

On December 14, 2012, Senator Bob Runciman, the representative for Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes in Ontario, launched an inquiry focusing on the need to improve mental health treatment for offenders, particularly female offenders, in federal correctional facilities, and the viability of using outside mental health service providers.

January 10, 2013 Anti-stigma webinar focused on child and youth mental health

Reducing stigma around child and youth mental health is the focus of a webinar co-hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.

January 10, 2013 “Women's Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario”

The National Association of Women and the Law has developed a guide and podcast to help women learn about their economic rights when entering and leaving common-law relationships or marriages. It includes information about different legal definitions of spouse in Ontario, spousal and child support, economic abuse, the division of property, and has tools to help women write their own cohabitation or separation agreements.

See “A Women’s Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario” at www.nawl.ca.

January 10, 2013 Breakfast with the Chiefs

The upcoming “Breakfast with the Chiefs” will address, “Where do primary care providers fit in the ‘new’ healthcare that is now in development and deployment by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care?”