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March 8, 2012 Healthy Minds seeking hosts for Youth Summits

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is seeking applications from organizations and school boards interested in hosting a Youth Summit. The Youth Summits are modeled after the anti-stigma “Talking About Mental Illness” (TAMI) program, that uses trained youth speakers with lived mental health experience sharing their personal stories with other young people. TAMI was developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is currently being delivered in partnership with schools and community agencies across Ontario.

March 8, 2012 Webinar on mental health and chronic disease

There is an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST titled “Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Disease” co-hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.

February 23, 2012 CWHN offers free shipping of women's health resources

The Canadian Women’s Health Network is offering free bulk shipping of three publications to interested organizations. The free publications are available in both English and French and cover the following topics: wait times and women’s health; statins; and understanding evidence about health and health care.

For more information or to place an order, please contact

February 23, 2012 Focus on Mental Health conference

The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities are hosting a conference, “Focus on Mental Health” on May 17, 2012.

February 9, 2012 Child development and community conference

The KMT Learning Group is hosting the “Child Development & Community Conference” on April 13 and 14, 2012. Internationally-recognized child development experts Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Gordon Neufield, and Ms. Jennifer Kolari will address and respond to topics on ADHD/ADD, bullying, attachment base theory, parenting, addiction, stress and more.

February 9, 2012 Six new family health teams open in Toronto

Six new Family Health Teams (FHTs) have opened in Toronto. One of them is the Village Family Health Team, which opened in 2011. The Village FHT will continue to grow – expanding its chronic disease and mental health programs – eventually caring for 10,000 patients.

February 9, 2012 Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition call for presenters

The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition is calling for presenters for its 11th Annual Forum to be held April 18 and 19, 2012 in Hamilton.

February 9, 2012 Women's mental health conference

Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs (OFCMHAP), the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) are presenting a one-day educational event, “Women’s Mental Health: An Interprofessional Education Day for Ontario Practitioners.”

January 26, 2012 ACHIEVE research partnership calls for post-doctoral applications

The ACHIEVE research partnership is a Canadian Institutes for Health Research training program for post-doctoral students that aims to provide new researchers with the skills and competencies required to close the gap between measuring health inequities and addressing them.

January 26, 2012 MAD About You Awards gala

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is hosting its MAD About You Awards Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Carlu in Toronto. Stylish and elegant, the Gala is a popular event with influential leaders from the business and community sectors.