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July 15, 2013 Mental Health Commission of Canada releases evaluation of CMHA's Mental Health Works

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released the third-party evaluation of Mental Health Works, a national program based out of CMHA Ontario that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address issues related to mental health in the workplace.

July 2, 2013 Human Resources Play Key Role in Workplace Mental Health

With an increasing number of new graduates pursuing careers in Human Resources, HR staff can play a crucial role in educating employees and intervening when mental health issues arise in the workplace, according to an article in JobPostings magazine.

July 2, 2013 CMHA Sudbury Celebrates Launch of Transformational Mental Health Home

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Sudbury/Manitoulin Branch is celebrating the launch of a new transformational residential home that is the first of its kind in the City of Sudbury.

June 27, 2013 Strong, Free and Happy bike tour promotes physical activity for mental health

Jessica VandenBussche cyclingTwenty-four-year-old Jessica VandenBussche is cycling across Ontario to promote physical activity as a means to improve mental health. On Friday, June 21, the University of Waterloo kinesiology graduate launched the northern leg of her journey near Thunder Bay. Jessica’s route will take her south via Sault Ste. Marie and the Bruce Peninsula, through southwestern Ontario and around the Golden Horseshoe, finishing in Ottawa by mid-July.

June 27, 2013 Executive Director set to retire from Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch

Maurice Fortin  An outstanding leader and advocate for mental health in Ontario’s north is stepping down from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch.

After more than three decades as executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay branch, Maurice Fortin has his sights set on retirement, effective December, 2013.

June 27, 2013 Toronto Star columnist receives CMHA Ontario Media Award

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Media Award honours journalists or media outlets that have made outstanding contributions to the coverage of mental health issues.

June 27, 2013 CMHA plays key role in new research published in Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry's June 2013 issueCanadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and seven northern branches played a key role in a research project about capacity-building of front-line health workers. Results of the project, Continuing Education To Go: Capacity Building in Psychotherapies for Front-Line Mental Health Workers in Underserviced Communities,  were published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry‘s June 2013 issue.

June 27, 2013 Summer schedule ahead for Mental Health Notes

In keeping with past practice, Mental Health Notes will be published once monthly through the summer months of July and August. We’ll return to our regular bi-weekly editions in September.

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June 27, 2013 Where’s Home 2013 publishes affordable housing information for Ontario

Where's Home Cover Image 2013Where’s Home 2013 is a publication of Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada – Ontario Region. Much of the analysis is from the period between 1996 and 2006 and describes the economic and policy conditions that affect trends in the housing market. The study also paints a picture of the need across the range of housing options. With data provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, this edition of Where’s Home 2013 also reports for the first time on units that have received a funding commitment under the province’s Affordable Housing Program.

June 27, 2013 Supporting Children and Youth Access to Mental Health Services and Resources


Through the Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, the Ontario government is aiming to strengthen mental health services for children, youth and their families while reducing stigma and raising awareness of mental health issues.