Interested in pursuing French-language post-secondary studies in Ontario? Well, there’s even more reason to apply to Collège Boréal for next school year.

The college has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division to launch a unique fundraising initiative that reminds students about the importance of positive mental health on campus and throughout the province.

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Living with a mental illness can make you feel isolated. The stigma associated with mental illness doesn’t help, either. The typical route to recovery can involve counselling and medication. But, there’s a powerful recovery tool that is often left untapped. This tool is peer support.

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As of today, the recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada. Canada joins Uruguay, the first country to have legalized cannabis, and several U.S. states in taking a public health approach to manage cannabis production and use. In legalizing cannabis, the Government of Canada is taking a bold step in ending the criminalization of people who use cannabis, lessening the burden on the courts, blunting the impact of organized crime, and improving the health of Canadians by regulating and enhancing the quality and safety of the cannabis products they are consuming.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, CMHA Kenora Branch will join international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important way to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World, in recognition of the risks and challenges faced by young people in today’s world and the need to begin the conversation around how we can better help protect their health. 

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Ask an Improvement Leader

Improvement Leader:
Sara Dias
B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch 

We asked Sara Dias, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch about how she embeds quality improvement in the culture of the organization.

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