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September 17, 2015 Ontario announces new and improved supports for post-secondary students

As many post-secondary youth embark on a new school year, Ontario has announced a number of new programs and improvements to help students with the costs of their education and career goals.

September 17, 2015 New report calls for decriminalizing mental health in Ontario

Unlocking-Change-Draft_Page_01-190x300A new report by the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) calls for increased funding in provincial support systems to decrease the percentage of people with mental health issues in correctional facilities.

September 17, 2015 New bundled care teams receive funding

Ontario recently announced a new approach aimed to help people transition more smoothly out of hospital and into their homes. Six communities across the province will be part of a new bundled care approach to healthcare, which will provide a single payment to a team of health providers to cover care for people in hospital and at home.

September 17, 2015 Ontario announces support for refugees

The Ontario government recently announced $8.5 million over two and a half years to support refugees, increase the number of refugees coming to Ontario, and help settle and integrate them once they arrive.

September 17, 2015 Healing trauma through a First Nation lens

There is emerging evidence that traumatic experiences are often linked to mental health and addictions issues, and that trauma-informed approaches can help those who are impacted.

September 17, 2015 Supporting high quality early psychosis intervention in Ontario

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released the Ontario Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards in 2011 to ensure that early psychosis intervention (EPI) programs provide consistent, high-quality services. Two surveys were conducted to learn about current program practices across the province in relation to the standards. The first looked at the results with respect to standards 1-6. The second survey focused on standards 7-13.

September 17, 2015 Effects of cannabis use during adolescence

Join a free webinar for nurses and other healthcare professionals: “The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence.”

September 17, 2015 Webinar on using data to inform program planning and policy

The CAMH Monitor is the longest ongoing survey of substance use and mental health among adults in Canada. Take part in a free webinar, featuring provincial partners who have used the CAMH Monitor data to inform programming, planning and policy.

September 17, 2015 Caregivers invited to participate in new survey

The Health System Performance Research Network (HSPRN) has launched a new online survey to better understand the experience of caregivers across Ontario. The aim of the survey is to learn about the benefits and challenges of caregiving. This information will help inform health care decision-making in Ontario, with the goal of improving caregiver supports and services.

August 21, 2015 New report recommends consistent standards for solitary confinement

It's A Matter of Time coverA new report by the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth highlights the need for greater vigilance around the use of secure isolation in Ontario youth justice facilities.