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New policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabil...

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People with mental health disabilities or addictions have faced considerable and longstanding discrimination, stigmatization and social exclusion in Canada and across the world. In recognition of this, the Supreme Court of Canada has said: "There is no question but that the mentally ill in our society have suffered from historical disadvantage, have been negatively stereotyped and are generally...


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Vancouver to Host International Mental Health Leadership Conference in...

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OTTAWA – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was proud to participate in the ninth annual International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Conference – a gathering of global health executives, held in Manchester, England from June 9-13.  Canada will host the 2015 IIMHL conference in Vancouver, September 21-25. Read the full article here
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Toronto hospital launching project for youth mental health services...

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TORONTO – She searched the continent for help for her daughter suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia, but mom Jacqui wasn’t having any luck. There were “incredible” wait times of up to 10 months just for initial meetings with specialists, long distances to travel too, and fees...


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New Human Rights Policy Examines Mental Health Disabilities and Addict...

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On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall will release the Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions. The Policy offers guidance on how to assess, handle and resolve human rights matters related to mental health and/or addictions. Click here for the full story
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Patricia O’Connor Receives Canadian College of Health Leaders Nu...

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"Ms. O'Connor has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to quality improvement," saidMaureen O'Neil, President of CFHI, which nominated Ms. O'Connor for the award. "Through her continued involvement with CFHI's work to engage patient and families in improving health care for Canadians, she is helping organizations across the country deliver better patient care." Click...


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CAMH launches mobile app to help people reduce or quit drinking...

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Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health concern, leading to over 200 diseases and injuries. In May 2014, the World Health Organization released a report that showed Canadians drink more than the global average, with 23 per cent of drinkers engaging in binge drinking. Click here for the full article
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Ontario university students competing in COU’s annual IDeA award...

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This contest has the potential to remove barriers for all people with disabilities.  Click here for the full story
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Call for Abstracts

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The CMHA Conference Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the “Strengthening Our Collective Voice” Conference in Calgary on October 22nd-24th, 2014.   Unfortunately the submission deadline was May 30th, 2014. However, the conference in Calgary still has spots available! CMHA 2014 Conference, Calgary, ON, October 22nd-24th, 2014, Calgary https://conference.cmha.ca/
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CSP developed resource toolkits specifically highlighting certain populations. The toolkits contain statistics, warning signs, risk factors, protective factors, links, programs, and more. This resource is suitable for the general population. Click here to download the resource toolkits 
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The Canadian Psychological Association releases new report on the effe...

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The Canadian Psychological Association releases new report on the effectiveness of psychological treatments. Click here to read the full report Click here to read the report "The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments"
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