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June 9, 2016 Health Quality Ontario releases report Connecting the Dots for Patients

connecting the dots HQOHealth Quality Ontario released a new report Connecting the Dots for Patients, which explores family doctors’ views on coordinating care for their patients with home care, community services, hospitals and specialists in Ontario.

June 8, 2016 First Nations Health and LGBTQ Issues Dominate Legislative Proceedings

MH at QP social imageThe mental health system continues to be severely underfunded in Attawapiskat in the wake of a suicide epidemic, a member recently said in the Ontario legislature.

June 7, 2016 Nationwide medical assistance in dying legislation not passed, but is now legal

Medical assistance in dying is now legal in Canada, despite there being no legislation or regulations in place.

June 2, 2016 Register now for provincial Crisis Worker conference

CWSO-Making-Change-Featured-ImageRegistration is open and spots are available for an upcoming conference that aims to support crisis workers and provide guidance to others willing to help.

June 1, 2016 June highlights seniors' health

Seniors Month CMHA OntarioSeniors’ Month is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions they make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported.

May 27, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s popular refugee mental health webinar series now available online

keyboard-supportA free webinar series about refugee mental health is now available for viewing online at any time. CMHA Ontario launched the four-part series to enhance the capacity of the mental health and additions sector to support refugees. More than 600 participants took part in the four-part series in February, March, April and May 2016. Although the series was initially targeted at the mental health and addictions sector, participants came from many different fields – including settlement, broader health system, public education, child and youth services, community and social services and even individual private refugee sponsors – and found the sessions helpful.

May 26, 2016 Excitement surrounds CHL/CMHA Talk Today launch

CHL announcement photoSocial media was buzzing over the latest Talk Today announcement.

May 26, 2016 Deadline on Bill C-14 legislation causes tension in House of Commons

A June 6 deadline to have physician-assisted dying legislation in place has raised tensions in the House of Commons.

May 24, 2016 Talk Today now available nationwide

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) officially partnered on May 24, expanding the mental health and suicide-awareness program Talk Today.

May 17, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased to work with MCSS to improve ODSP medical reviews

CMHA Ontario is pleased to be working with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to improve the medical review process of the Ontario Disability Support Program.