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June 30, 2011 "Next to Normal" Opening Night

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) is delighted to announce that it is part of the celebration on Opening Night of the hit Broadway show “Next to Normal.” The Tony and Pulitzer Award winning show is coming to the Four Seasons Centre Toronto, beginning July 19, 2011 and a portion of ticket sales for the big night will be donated to the MDAO for their peer support and recovery programmes for people living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

June 30, 2011 ConnexOntario provides rich data source for policymakers, mental health and addictions researchers

ConnexOntario, an organization funded by the Government of Ontario, maintains a comprehensive database of drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health services information. Service providers and other professionals link daily with ConnexOntario to provide current and accurate data about treatment beds, support groups, crisis lines and other health services. Program information is reconciled with the data collected through the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Information System.

June 16, 2011 StatsCan finds higher rates of violence experienced by Aboriginal women

A recent Statistics Canada report reveals that nearly 13 per cent of Aboriginal women over age 15 reported that they had experienced a physical or sexual assault or robbery in the previous 12 months, a rate almost three times higher than that reported by non-Aboriginal women. The majority of incidents were committed by men who were acting alone. Three-quarters (76 per cent) of the incidents not involving a spouse or common-law partner were reported to police, compared with 70 percent of incidents involving non-Aboriginal women.

June 16, 2011 In Whose Interest event

The Recovering Our Stories Collective is hosting a free afternoon session, “In Whose Interest? How Psychiatric Survivors Can Use Our Stories to Change the World.” Well-known poet and storyteller Eli Clare is featured as the guest speaker, followed by a panel of speakers who address the political, cultural, social and scholarly relevance of storytelling and its designated champions

June 16, 2011 Social determinants of health video

A five-minute YouTube video on the importance of community and the social determinants of health has been produced by the Sudbury and District Health Unit. The video titled, “Let’s Start a Conversation About Health…and Not Talk About Health Care At All” addresses the significance of income and the importance of education, employment, housing and social supports to the health of individuals.

June 16, 2011 Ontario photo ID for non-drivers

Ontario is introducing government-issued photo ID for the 1.5 million residents who do not drive. This initiative will make it easier for those who do not have a license and require proof of identity for purposes such as cashing cheques or accessing government services.

June 16, 2011 Call for abstracts for the "Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: It Works!" conference

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) has announced a call for abstracts for the fourth CDPAC pan-Canadian Conference titled, “Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: It Works!” The conference will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, February 8-10, 2012.

June 16, 2011 Submit nominations for the Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award

July 14, 2011 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2011 Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. Hosted by the Restorative Justice Division of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), it is open to both individuals and groups.

June 16, 2011 Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research conference

July 5, 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2011 Annual Conference and Summer School in Indigenous Mental Health Research. The Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research is hosting this conference on August 15-19, 2011; conference themes include global mental health, healing and well-being, and mental health promotion.



June 16, 2011 OHWC Breakfast meeting

Mark June 29, 2011 on your calendars for the Ontario Healthy Workplace Coalition Networking Breakfast meeting. “What in the World is a Healthy Workplace? Perspectives from the World Health Organization” is the topic of the session, to be held at the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Innovation. Jean Burton, internationally recognized expert on healthy workplaces and 2003 recipient of the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award is the keynote speaker.