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November 21, 2013 University helps police with mental health training

header_UOITlogoThe University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario has unveiled new simulation videos to  help front-line police officers recognize possible indicators of mental illness.

November 21, 2013 Realizing the Potential of HEIA: Lessons Learned Event

heia_bannerConducting a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) is not as hard as it seems; it is doable and beneficial.  To learn more, participate in the online livestream of the Realizing the Potential of HEIA: Lessons Learned Event on November 26.  This free event will feature a range of presenters and opportunities for discussion about how the Health Equity Impact Assessment tool can assist you and your organization to improve overall equity.

November 21, 2013 Research Report Round-up: Racialization and health inequities in Toronto

There is a lot of research showing that people who belong to racialized groups have poorer health than those who belong to non-racialized groups. Studies have also shown a link between experiencing racial discrimination and having poor mental and physical health.

November 21, 2013 Early findings promising for Mental Health Commission of Canada anti-stigma projects

Opening Minds Interim report

Anti-stigma projects are demonstrating promising practices that could be replicated in many communities across Canada, according to preliminary evaluation findings in a Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) interim report.

November 21, 2013 Winnipeg Mental Health Court’s First Success Story

In early November, after completing an 18-month customized treatment program, 44-year-old Shane Barratt made history by becoming the first graduate of Winnipeg’s Mental Health Court.

November 21, 2013 Students lead conversation at Canadian mental health summit

Unleash the NoiseStudents across Canada are encouraged to apply for Unleash the Noise 2014, the second annual Student Mental Health Innovation Summit in Canada.

November 21, 2013 World Diabetes Day draws attention to vulnerable populations


On Thursday, November 14, 2013, millions of people worldwide wore blue in honor of World Diabetes Day, an awareness campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to the escalating health threat of diabetes across the globe.

November 7, 2013 CMHA Ontario/Provincial HJSCC feedback reflected in Ministry of Attorney General bail recommendations

Image courtesy of Kittisak - FreeDigitalPhotos.netCMHA Ontario and its partner, the Provincial Human Service and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC), is pleased that feedback provided to the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) is reflected in new, key recommendations  to improve the provincial bail system.

November 7, 2013 Campus mental health focus of upcoming knowledge-exchange event

CICMH_logoOntario’s Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health (CICMH), which has a mission to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance capacity to help support student mental health and wellbeing, is gearing up for a full-day knowledge-exchange event on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

November 7, 2013 CMHA Ontario attends Forum on Youth Mental Health and Justice

On October 30, 2013, the Ministries of Children and Youth Services, Attorney General and Education came together to host an important Forum on Youth Mental Health and Justice. This event comes after the inquest of a 16-year old youth who died while in custody, and a growing concern that recommendations from child death inquests are seldom carried out.