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7 May, 2018

It’s Mental Health Week! Help Erase the Difference.

2018-05-06T23:31:44+00:00Categories: News Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Number of days to election: 30 Number of Ontarians demanding funding parity for mental health: 10,000+  (Niagara, May 7, 2018) – If there’s one simple thing you can do for Mental Health Week (May 7-13), it's join the 10,000 other Ontarians who’ve signed CMHA’s online petition urging political parties to fund mental health and addictions care like physical health care. With a provincial election one month away, now is a crucial time to add your voice and demand funding parity. Visit erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition. “We all know someone who’s been touched by mental health issues. Whether it's a challenge [...]

9 February, 2017

Supportive housing, psychotherapy, youth services get funding boost

2017-02-09T10:55:03+00:00Categories: Announcements, CMHA News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services. The Ontario government has committed to investing $140 million over three years – and an additional $50 million over each of the following three years – in supportive housing, psychotherapy and services for youth. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins made the announcement at Routes, CMHA Toronto’s social resource centre, on Feb. 8, calling it a “big step forward” in an attempt to achieve parity between the importance of mental [...]

8 February, 2017

Keep Listening

2017-02-08T12:12:16+00:00Categories: Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My last blog was titled "Keep Talking" and this one is Keep Listening for a reason;  I just live streamed a presentation by our Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins who has committed to : More access to therapy to help thousands of people living with conditions like anxiety and depression learn strategies to improve their mental health and be more successful in their daily lives. Up to nine hubs where young people aged 12 to 25 can receive walk-in, one-stop access to mental health and addictions services, as well as other health, social and employment [...]

14 December, 2016

How far can we stretch?

2017-01-04T09:57:41+00:00Categories: Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2017-2018 provincial budget consultations have begun. One of the key issues for our sector, not surprisingly, is funding. We are used to stretching resources but the rubber band will snap back on us soon if the government doesn’t treat the issue seriously. In a ten year review for the Niagara branch, the cumulative Consumer Price Index increase was 20.08%, while over those ten years our major funder, the HNHB LHIN, provided cumulative base budget increases of 10.32%. Resources shrinking at that rate implicate dire consequences for us and other agencies in the same situation. In a recent local survey, [...]

24 October, 2016

The Health Accord – Why it Matters

2017-01-04T09:57:43+00:00Categories: Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

All of the Ministers of Health including Ontario met with the Federal Minister of Health on October 18th, 2016 to discuss the Canada Health Transfer (“the Health Accord”). This is how the federal government transfers funds to the provinces to assist in paying for our healthcare. The meetings reaffirmed the importance of improving care for transitional aged youth mental health and addiction services as they move into adult systems. The ministers also discussed the need to further develop services for people living with mental illnesses and addictions. Health budgets are the largest expenditures for provincial and territorial governments but we [...]

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