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February 23, 2012 Focus on Mental Health conference

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.

February 9, 2012 Child development and community conference

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.

February 9, 2012 Six new family health teams open in Toronto

Six new Family Health Teams (FHTs) have opened in Toronto. One of them is the Village Family Health Team, which opened in 2011. The Village FHT will continue to grow – expanding its chronic disease and mental health programs – eventually caring for 10,000 patients.

February 9, 2012 Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition call for presenters

The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition is calling for presenters for its 11th Annual Forum to be held April 18 and 19, 2012 in Hamilton.

February 9, 2012 Women's mental health conference

Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs (OFCMHAP), the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) are presenting a one-day educational event, “Women’s Mental Health: An Interprofessional Education Day for Ontario Practitioners.”

January 26, 2012 ACHIEVE research partnership calls for post-doctoral applications

The ACHIEVE research partnership is a Canadian Institutes for Health Research training program for post-doctoral students that aims to provide new researchers with the skills and competencies required to close the gap between measuring health inequities and addressing them.

January 26, 2012 MAD About You Awards gala

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is hosting its MAD About You Awards Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Carlu in Toronto. Stylish and elegant, the Gala is a popular event with influential leaders from the business and community sectors.

January 26, 2012 Together Against Stigma conference

The Mental Health Commission of Canada and the World Psychiatric Association Scientific Section on Stigma and Mental Illness are hosting the 5th annual International Stigma Conference in Ottawa, from June 4 to 6, 2012.

January 26, 2012 Let's Talk

Bell is holding its second annual Let’s Talk campaign on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. For any text message, long distance call or re-tweet made by Bell customers, Bell will contribute 5 cents to programmes dedicated to mental health.

January 12, 2012 Responding to domestic violence in clinical settings: online tutorial

A new bilingual resource provides clinicians with information on responding to domestic violence. The online tutorial includes 17 scenarios that can be started, paused and resumed at any time. It was developed by a panel of experts – including physicians, nurses, social workers and researchers – at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Content covers basic to advanced competencies on a range of issues, including acute injuries to subtle indicators.