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January 16, 2014 LMA Works Day generates support for Labour Market Agreements

LMAWorksYesterday marked the first twitter chat on an employment issue that has gained national attention. The Labour Market Agreements (LMA) Works Day, a day of action, was intended to raise awareness of provincial employment programs by profiling success stories from employers who are funded to provide services to vulnerable workers, including those with mental health conditions.

January 15, 2014 CMHA Peel welcomes new CEO

CMHA Ontario would like to welcome CMHA Peel’s new Chief Executive Officer, David Smith, to the organization.

January 10, 2014 CMHA offers opinion about operational stress injuries and mental illnesses in the police force

Kathy Jurgens, National Program Manager for Mental Health Works – a Canada-wide program based at CMHA Ontario – was recently quoted about the mental health challenges that officers face in their line of work.

January 8, 2014 Offenders unable to retrieve belongings poses risks

An upcoming webinar hosted by the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) will examine issues related to Ontario’s justice system and the challenges offenders face retrieving personal property.

January 7, 2014 Addiction Supportive Housing Implementation Review reveals impact of housing support

Housing support in any form is an effective intervention for people with severe addiction or mental health issues in the province, according to a review by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

January 7, 2014 Addictions and Mental Health Ontario welcome presentations for 2014 conference

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario invites mental health researchers, policy-makers and service providers the opportunity to share valuable information with the mental health sector by presenting at the 2014 Annual Addictions and Mental Health conference.

December 20, 2013 CMHA Ontario CEO responds to police interactions with individuals living with mental illnesses

The public wants better outcomes when it comes to police handling situations involving those with mental health issues, CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville told the Canadian Press.


December 20, 2013 Help improve mental health accessibility in Ontario – deadline extended

Image courtesy of Master / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTHINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The deadline has been extended to participate in a short survey for the Mental Health Accessibility Project, an initiative that aims to promote innovation in mental health accessibility and disability accommodation in Ontario.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Ontario receives $300,000 grant from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

A $300,000 grant awarded to CMHA Ontario will be used to teach older adults across the province the necessary skills to tackle mental health issues such as distress, anxiety and depression and enable them to change personal behaviours, including becoming more physically active and eating a healthier diet.

December 19, 2013 Amalgamation aims to improve mental health services in three Ontario Counties

The Brant County and the Haldimand Norfolk branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association are exploring a voluntary integration between the two organizations to better serve their communities. Citing a commitment to improve the client experience, access, and maintain high quality health care, board representatives from both branches have begun the planning work necessary to ensure the amalgamated organization provides enhanced services.