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May 16, 2013 Still Waiting: First-hand Experiences with Youth Mental Health Services in B.C.

The Representative for Children and Youth in British Columbia (RCYBC) has released a report that calls on the provincial government to address urgent youth needs for direct mental health services in B.C.

May 16, 2013 StatsCan releases 2011 National Household Survey data

New information about the population of Canada has been released by Statistics Canada (StatsCan) about Aboriginal people and immigration in Canada. This new data comes from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

May 16, 2013 Middle-aged suicide rates increase dramatically (USA)

A recent report released by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates for middle-aged Americans have increased dramatically over the past decade. Citing increases of 28 per cent overall, the increase is 32 per cent for women and 27 per cent for men between the years 1999 and 2010.

May 16, 2013 HC Link’s 2013 Conference: Call for presenters

HC Link’s biannual conference, “Linking for Healthy Communities”, will bring together approximately 150 people working in a variety of settings and sectors across the province of Ontario to learn and share experiences and strategies for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities. The theme of the 2013 conference is: Creating community change by engaging our communities, working in partnership, and fostering environments and conditions that support health.

May 6, 2013 It’s Mental Health Week! May 6-12, 2013 CMHA’s annual national awareness and education week

Local events and activities planned in hundreds of CMHA community locations across the country

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been a champion for mental health since 1918 and has played an important role in improving people’s understanding of mental health and mental illness. CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. MHW today offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness.

May 2, 2013 Mental Health Week: May 6-12, 2013

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 62nd Annual Mental Health Week will run Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2013. It’s time to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. This year’s focus is on youth mental health.

May 2, 2013 CIHR planning grant awarded for “Dietitians and Community Mental Health: Setting the Research Agenda”

Dietitians of Canada (DC), in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario), and the University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to announce receipt of a one-year planning grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, effective March 1, 2013.

May 2, 2013 Conservation Ontario launches Healthy Hikes Challenge

On May 1, 2013, Conservation Ontario launched the Healthy Hikes Challenge in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, David Suzuki Foundation, the Ontario Trails Council and others. The challenge invites Ontarians to spend time hiking in the province’s over 270 Conservation Areas and track their progress online for a chance to win great prizes.

May 2, 2013 New community-based physiotherapy for seniors

Community settings will be the new venue for a suite of physical therapies for seniors and eligible patients with funding from the Government of Ontario. Physiotherapy, exercise and fall prevention classes will be available in long-term care homes and in communities across Ontario.

May 2, 2013 Government invests additional $260 million in home and community care

The Ontario government has made an additional investment in the community care sector of $260 million in 2013/2014 to reduce wait times for patients needing home care services. This funding will also assist in reaching a target for patients who require nursing services and those with complex needs to receive home care within five days of their Community Care Access Centre assessment.