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Focus on Equity: Exploring the Diverse Faces of Mental Illness

April 17, 2010

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Network, Spring 2010
Volume 26, Number 1

IN THIS ISSUE: Guest Editorial: Mental Health and Human Rights – Where the Margins Intersect: Multiple Identities, Multiple Barriers – Put Equity into Action – A Bank of One’s Own: Ottawa’s No-Fee Banking Project – Working with the Whole Picture – Building an Inclusive Agenda – Equity and Diversity – Research Snapshot – The Gold Standard

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Volume 26, No. 1

Guest Editorial

Mental health and human rights

Where the Margins Intersect: Multiple Identities, Multiple Barriers

What happens when you have a mental illness and you also belong to a group that faces racial or sexual discrimination?

Put Equity into Action

With help from the Wellesley Institute, the Toronto Central LHIN is tackling barriers to health care for disadvantaged groups

A Bank of One’s Own: Ottawa’s No-Fee Banking Project

CMHA Ottawa and TD Canada Trust are working together to help people with mental illness take control of their finances… and their lives

Working with the Whole Picture

A CMHA Ottawa Photovoice project reflects on employment

Building an Inclusive Agenda

David Morris, director of the National Social Inclusion Programme in the UK, explains how he launched a policy implementation agenda that purposely cut across many sectors and multiple levels of government

Equity and Diversity

CMHA Toronto sets new priorities and embraces organizational change

Research Snapshot

Vulnerable populations need greater access to mental health care

The Gold Standard

Now is the time for action on health equity


Re: Cover
Susan Lim, Self-Portrait (acrylic on canvas), 2009. This work was produced at Creative Works Studio in Toronto, who partnered with Hong Fook Mental Health Association and Good Shepherd to provide weekly art programs to people who speak Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. Inside back cover: Thomas Yim, Self-Portrait (acrylic on canvas), 2009.

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