$17,500 OTF grant supports mental health services in Northern Ontario

Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to fund Reigniting Resilience Workshops for CMHA Kenora mental health workers

Kenora, ON (December 2, 2022) - The Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch (CMHAK) is pleased to announce that earlier this year, it received a $17,500 Resilient Communities Fund grant via the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support mental health and resilience training. The funding is being used to help mental health workers in Northern Ontario rebuild resilience and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

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Introducing Your Health Space

The past few years have been a challenging time for those working in health care settings.

Health care workers, support staff, and organizational leaders are all facing extreme levels of stress and burnout. To help, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario has launched Your Health Space, a free workplace mental health service for Ontario’s health care organizations.

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Fall economic statement an opportunity to support mental health and addictions

Toronto – The following is a statement from Camille Quenneville, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division:

“CMHA Ontario is hopeful that the provincial government will use next week’s fall economic statement to address critical issues of staff burnout and retention, as well as significant budgetary restraints, that are right now negatively impacting the mental health and wellbeing of Ontarians.

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CMHA commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance

CMHA Kenora joined individuals and organizations worldwide on November 20th 2022 to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. These acts of violence are due to stigma and discrimination against their identity and community.

Research has found that transgender individuals are more likely to experience chronic physical and mental health conditions. Individuals who identify as transgender experience stigma, discrimination and violence, and “everyday transphobia.” These experiences of discrimination and violence can result in exclusion from social spaces, unemployment, avoidance of health care, and poor mental health.

CMHA Ontario advocates for stronger collection of socio-demographic data, including gender- based data, to be able to better understand the experiences of discrimination and violence faced by transgender people, and the intersectionality of their identities.

On November 29th 2022, CMHA Kenora Branch stands with others in remembering those whose lives have been lost, whose families and loved ones have been hurt, and those who advocate for a safer path ahead. CMHA honours members of the transgender community who have shared their experiences and hopes to create new avenues to have their voices heard in the influence of greater education, service design, programming and delivery.

Emergency Departments aren’t the cure for our mental health crisis but there’s nowhere else to turn

Act for Mental Health calls for the promised Canada Mental Health Transfer now.

Ottawa, ON (November 14, 2022) – With rising mental health care needs and Emergency Departments stretched past their limits, Canada must act now to cover mental health care, both before and after people are in crisis. So says the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) with a coalition of Canadian organizations as they launch Act for Mental Health, an advocacy campaign calling for the creation of the promised Canada Mental Health Transfer.

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