Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, which combined represent more than 300 community-based MH&A organizations across the province, are pleased with the following commitments in the budget: A two-year, $148-million investment in Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, which is being expanded to include improved transitions between youth and […]Continue readingOntario’s mental health, addictions leaders welcome Provincial government’s commitment to the MH&A Sector
(Monday, April 14, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomes today’s report from the province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner as a good first step in the examination of the disclosure of mental health police records. “Crossing the Line: The Indiscriminate Disclosure of Attempted Suicide Information to U.S. Border Officials via CPIC,” is a thorough […]Continue readingOntario Privacy Commissioner’s report welcome; further examination of mental health police records needed
CMHA Ontario encourages mental health organizations and people living with mental health disabilities to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Customer Service Standard under the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In particular, CMHA Ontario is concerned that proposed changes to the AODA’s Customer Service Standard may pose challenges for people […]Continue readingProposed AODA changes may impact Ontarians with emotional support animals: CMHA Ontario
(Monday, March 3, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville was pleased to present to the Ontario legislature’s Standing Committee on Social Policy on March 3, 2014. The Committee has been listening to stakeholders around the province as it conducts its review of the Local Health System Integration Act. Quenneville told the […]Continue readingCMHA Ontario addresses Local Health System Integration Act at Queen’s Park
(Wednesday, February 13, 2014) – The following is a statement from Camille Quenneville, CEO of CMHA Ontario, in response to the recommendations released today by a five-member jury in an inquest into the deaths of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis and Michael Eligon, three mentally ill Toronto residents fatally shot by police: “We thank the jury for their […]Continue readingCMHA Ontario thanks jury for thoughtful recommendations in coroners inquest
(Tuesday, January 21, 2014) – On January, 28, 2014, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National CEO, Peter Coleridge, will be available to speak to the media about the ways Canadians can improve and maintain their mental health as well the issues impacting people living with mental health conditions or illnesses. The interview availability coincides with Bell […]Continue readingCanadian Mental Health Association National CEO available to speak about mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day
It might be vacation time for thousands of working Ontarians, but it’s not relaxing for everyone. Many colleagues left at the office or the factory floor may be anxious or overwhelmed because they’re thrust into unfamiliar jobs covering for people away on vacation. Now imagine those same employees dealing with additional stresses like a death in […]Continue readingWorkplace stress an issue even during Summer’s dog days; Innovative Mental Health Works program can help
NEWMARKET – The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) has received $150,000 in provincial funding to develop and implement a new educational walking and hiking program for older adults living with mental illness. Many of these walks will be taking place in Conservation Areas across Ontario. Funding for the project was provided through the […]Continue readingConservation Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association Partner on new Mood Walks initiative!