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Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is accepting applications for QI project coaching support

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Apply today to receive hands on coaching support to address a quality issue at your organization! Deadline to apply is August 6, 2021 E-QIP is accepting applications for our next cohort of QI project coaching. During the approximately 7 month coaching period, this cohort of project teams will work with a coach to develop essential QI and data analytic skills to complete and sustain a QI project and build a culture of continuous quality improvement. Apply today to: Receive dedicated 1:1 QI...Read More...

Program Administrator

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Job description: Program Administrator Part-time: 20 hrs per week Remote - However preference will be given to candidates living in Ontario Purpose: To support the day-to-day operations of a small, but busy national charity. Reports to: Executive Director The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, (CADDAC) is a national charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with ADHD through ADHD awareness, education and advocacy. Administrative Schedule and coordinate meeting logistics, including set...Read More...

Job Posting: Knowledge Exchange Manager

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Join SafeGuards Training to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults impacted by trauma. SafeGuards is a non-profit partnership of provincial associations that provides training across Canada. Develop relevant and responsive learning opportunities and help build the capacity of professionals in trauma work and trauma-informed practice. SafeGuards is looking for a full-time Knowledge Exchange Manager . We are seeking a dynamic person who will be responsible for the...Read More...

Hope by CAMH Mobile App

· in Health Promotion and Prevention · 1 reply RM
The Hope by CAMH app for suicide safety planning is live on Apple and Google Play stores and is available for free download by CAMH clients/patients (as well as staff, family members and the general public). One of the key features of this app is the ability for clients/patients to create a personalized suicide safety plan , which can be done in consultation with their clinician and loved ones. To support and guide individuals when they are experiencing thoughts of suicide, the Hope by CAMH...Read More...

Job Posting: Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, National Safer Supply CoP

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The Alliance for Healthier Communities is hiring for the first of two Knowledge Mobilization Specialist positions to work with the National Safer Supply Community of Practice. The position is full time for a contract until March 31st, 2023. This will be an exciting opportunity of people passionate about drug policy, harm reduction, building community, and facilitating capacity development across sectors and disciplines. See the full job posting and instructions for applying here . Please...Read More...

YMCA Youth Digital Media Contest

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Contest Overview The YMCA of Greater Toronto's Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) is running a digital media contest for youth residing across Canada between the ages 18 and 24. The contest is free to enter and challenges youth to create either a poster or video that discusses how cannabis use affects youth brain development. The top 5 posters and top 5 videos will each receive a prize with the winning video being awarded $2000 and the winning poster receiving $750. The registration...Read More...

The Comeback

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Hi everyone, We're attemping to take on a digital storytelling approach to create solidarity as we return back post-pandemic. Recognizing there is really no normal (nor was there ever) way to do this. We want to take the opportunity to move towards transformation and hope that we can draw from other ways of knowing in order to get there. Here's a link to the promo for the Comeback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bzd39oBL9s And a blurb: Share your Comeback story For some, July 1st marked...Read More...

The "replication crisis" is worth revisiting

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On Saturday, The Globe and Mail ran an opinion piece by Susan Pinker, a psychologist, about a replication crisis in science . The past year and a half has brought hundreds of thousands of studies about COVID-19, along with an unusual level of enthrallment in science by the media and the public. As Pinker points out, this wave of research highlights the importance of the principle that scientific advances are not based on single studies, but rather on the rigourous replication of findings.Read More...

School Mental Health Ontario's MH LIT: Student Mental Health in Action

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Check out School Mental Health Ontario new resource added to their Student Mental Health Action Kit called MH LIT: Student Mental Health in Action! MH LIT: Student Mental Health in Action provides a resource for secondary school educators to support student mental health literacy and help-seeking. The resource includes a four-part lesson series focusing on mental health and mental illness (the dual continuum); signs of mental health problems; strategies to support mental health and...Read More...

MHCC's New Resources to Dismantle Structural Stigma | Nouvelles ressources pour lutter contre la stigmatisation structurelle

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada's latest resources are designed to help you better understand and address mental illness and substance use-related structural stigma in health-care settings. ACCESS THE NEW RESOURCES What the new resources include: Three new reports on measuring structural stigma in health-care organizations Case studies of health-care organization's projects to disrupt structural stigma Educational narratives and videos of personal stories told by individuals with...Read More...

Register for TEACH Mini Course – Treating Concurrent Tobacco And Cannabis Use Disorder

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Register here: https://teach.camhx.ca/moodle/enrol/index.php?id=65 Course dates: July 14, 2021 – August 11, 2021 About the Course: This self-directed module will provide learners with the opportunity to increase their knowledge about concurrent cannabis and tobacco use through a focus on individual and system-level impacts. Learners will be able to screen for concurrent use and design treatment plans using a client-centered, and biopsychosocial approach. They will also acquire the skills,...Read More...

Research Snapshot: The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on family mental health in Canada

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Check out this new Research Snapshot! The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on family mental health in Canada Here is a sneak peek: What you need to know? There is evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic is having negative impacts on the mental health and well-being of families. Canadian researchers conducted a national cross-sectional survey focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the well-being and mental health of families with children under 18 living at home. The authors collected...Read More...

covid impact survey

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Hi everyone. Although we appear to be emerging from COVID (finally), I'm still interested in collecting your experiences about adapting to COVID during the pandemic. This was mainly aimed at people who deal with behavioral addictions, but other voices would be of interest to... in addtion to survey questions, there are comment sections where you can express your views.. Research and knowledge exchange opportunity Dear EENet Connect members: Dr. Nigel Turner at CAMH is conducting a short...Read More...

CCSA's Competencies for Canada’s Substance Use Workforce / Publication des Compétences pour les intervenants en usage de substances au Canada

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Behavioural and technical competencies describe the necessary behaviours, skills and knowledge required for both regulated and unregulated professionals who work with people who use substances. The newly updated Competencies for Canada’s Substance Use Workforce , produced by the Canadian Centre on Substance use and Addiction (CCSA), have been revised in collaboration with subject-matter experts, advisory group members, consultants, and people with lived and living experience of substance use...Read More...

Research Snapshot: Increased visits for postpartum mental illness during COVID-19 in Ontario

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Postpartum mental illness is a common problem that affects a mother’s ability to function, her interactions with her baby, and the well-being of families. Ontario researchers calculated the rate of postpartum mental health visits to primary care doctors and psychiatrists during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic and compared these against expected rates based on patterns before the pandemic. Read the latest EENet Research Snapshot to read about the study and the findings.Read More...

All there is to know about Psychiatric Intensive Care Units

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In Ontario, intensive or high-intensity inpatient psychiatric care varies significantly across jurisdictions. For this reason, in October 2020, Ontario's Mental Health and Addictions Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Leads reached out to EENet to find answers to the following questions: How are high intensity psychiatric beds (or psychiatric intensive care units) defined, and what do they look like within Canada and beyond (e.g., in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and...Read More...

A resource for strength based interventions

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The British, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) https://www.scie.org.uk/ provides a set of training resources that take a community focused and care system wide approach at: individual and organizational levels with potential policy impacts if deployed well. Refreshingly, it incorporates but moves beyond the individual clinician. Please go to the site, here: https://www.scie.org.uk/streng...,7F1K9,UW4G3,U4NGB,1Read More...

Use of asynchronous virtual mental health resources for COVID-19 pandemic–related stress

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Over the past few decades, there's been an increase in free, publicly available virtual mental health resources, including online programs and smartphone apps. This includes asynchronous virtual mental health (AVMH) resources, that is, online supports that do not involve direct contact with a mental health care provider in real time. AVMH resources play a critical role in helping people access mental health supports while following public health recommendations for physical distancing during...Read More...

Research Snapshot: Students’ well-being, stress and mental health while returning to school during COVID-19

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What you need to know Students across Canada have faced many stressors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes health risks and concerns related to the virus, the psychological impact of school closures and shifting to virtual learning, and worries around returning to school in person. This paper shares the results from the first wave of a one-year study that looked at the well-being of students 12 to 18-years-old in Alberta, during the first few weeks after returning to school in...Read More...

Consultation - Programme de formation des CBEJO sur la consommation de substances et la santé mentale

· in Children, Youth, and Young Adults · 1 reply RM
L'équipe de YWHO développe une opportunité de formation pour les fournisseurs de services dans les carrefours de YWHO et dans le secteur général de la santé mentale des jeunes à travers l'Ontario. La formation aidera les fournisseurs de services à acquérir des compétences pour mieux soutenir les jeunes (12 à 25 ans) aux prises avec des problèmes de consommation de substances et de santé mentale. Pour cette consultation, nous recherchons des jeunes francophones intéressés à participer à une...Read More...

Ontario ACT teams work to support client recovery goals and transition from ACTT, within their local and unique contexts

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Our 7 member panel presentation at the Ontario ACTT and FACT Association virtual conference: profiled what Ontario teams said in our survey on how they use the ATR. three team leaders spoke of on the ground use, of the ATR in their local settings Gary Cuddeback who designed the ATR, joined the discussion. Please see the slide deck file at bottom of page Here is the research profile of the ATR itself: Cuddeback GS, Wu JC. The Psychometric Properties of the Assertive Community Treatment...Read More...

Help create Canada's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan

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Employment & Social Development Canada is inviting all Canadians to contribute to the development of Canada's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The goals of the plan are: reducing poverty among Canadians with disabilities getting more persons with disabilities into good quality jobs helping meet the Accessible Canada Act goal of a barrier-free Canada by 2040 making it easier for persons with disabilities to access federal programs and services fostering a culture of inclusion...Read More...

Call for Proposals to become "My Wellness Passport" Sites Now Open!

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The Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) Provincial Office is excited to share an opportunity for communities across Ontario to submit applications to implement YWHO’s youth-facing data platform in emerging integrated youth services networks that are not currently funded by YWHO. The resource envelope is $25,000 for each site, plus technology and implementation support over one year. This initiative is funded by philanthropy. We hope that you will consider applying, and circulate this...Read More...

Frayme launches grant to embed lived expertise into youth mental health and substance use research

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Frayme is thrilled to launch the Learning Through Living (LTL): Applied Research Grant Program to embed lived expertise from youth and/or caregivers in youth mental health and substance use (YMHSU) research. The LTL Grant Program will mobilize diverse lived expertise as a form of evidence to inform active research. Frayme will support currently funded YMHSU research through LTL by awarding 4 grants of $50,000 so researchers can engage youth and caregivers with lived expertise in research...Read More...

How do we incorporate cannabis into the GDP?

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How much money does cannabis bring into the Canadian economy? And how much does it cost us in terms of health care, policing, and other services? The article "The Hazy Economy of Cannabis" in the July/August 2021 issue of The Walrus provides a fascinating look at StatsCan's efforts to calculate the financial impact of cannabis on Canadian society.Read More...

Family Voices Needed! Research Outcomes in Adolescent Depression Studies

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What is it? IN-ROADS (International Network for Research Outcomes in Adolescent Depression) is a research project that looks into which outcomes (things that changed with treatment, like a person's energy levels or mood) matter most when treating youth depression. This project includes youth, family members, doctors and therapists. Researchers tend to measure outcomes that they think are important, meaning different researchers measure different outcomes; this can make it difficult to...Read More...

Survey for adults who have a sibling with a disability living in poverty - Pls share

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Please share news of our survey in your networks. **Un message en français suivra** So many of our siblings with disabilities are living in or near poverty. The Sibling Collaborative, wants to help you improve the financial security of your sibling with a disability – both today and in the future. But in order to create relevant resources on topics like financial planning, disability benefits, estate planning and communicating with your family, we need your input. Take our survey!Read More...

Invitation to a focus group for service providers and community organizations about Black youth employment outcomes

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The Strength in Structure Project, through the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP), invites service providers to take part in a focus group about Black youth employment outcomes. REGISTER HERE Time Thursday June 24th, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:30pm EST. The focus group should last no longer than one and a half to two hours. About The Focus Group The focus group will take place via Zoom and will touch on Black youth employment outcomes. The focus group will provide an opportunity for you...Read More...

Engagement opportunity for Black youth

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The Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) has an engagement opportunity for Black youth (age 15 – 29) who have accessed social and community services. CCYP's Strength in Structure Project is looking for 30 youth (age 15 – 29) who: Self identify as Black Have accessed social and community services of some kind Are willing and able to discuss their experiences as part of a focus group made up of their peers lasting anywhere from 1-2 hours Are available on Tuesday June 29th, 2-4pm EST...Read More...

New data release - overdoses in Toronto emergency shelter system

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New information has been released on fatal and non-fatal overdoses in Toronto's emergency shelters and respite sites. Key points of interest include: More than 800 overdoses in the shelter system reversed by paramedics during 2020 46 overdose deaths in shelters and respites during 2020, compared with 10 in 2019 The full dataset is available at https://open.toronto.ca/dataset/fatal-and-suspected-non-fatal-opioid-overdoses-in-the-shelter-system/ These data come just weeks after the release of...Read More...

COVID Counselling Survey

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RE: COVID SURVEY for COUNSELLORS AND CLIENTS We are conducting a study on Relationship and Spirituality in Counselling Intake Assessment During and Following COVID -19 from the perspectives of counsellors and clients, funded by the Prentice Institute of Global Population and Economy at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. Our aim is to learn about the significance of relationship and spiritual issues for counsellors and clients during COVID by completing an anonymous survey. We request...Read More...

CCSA Releases Two More Interactive Online Learning Resources / Le CCDUS lance deux autres modules d’apprentissage interactif en ligne

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CCSA's full suite of stigma learning modules is now online. Overcoming Stigma now includes three modules, available in French and English. For the two new modules, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is proud to have partnered with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association. For people who use substances, stigma is a major barrier to wellness and good health. CCSA is committed to changing the conversation around substance use disorders and the stigma learning...Read More...

Fourth International Housing First Conference - Submit your abstract now! / Quatrième conférence internationale sur le logement d'abord - Soumettez votre résumé maintenant !

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The call for presentations for the Fourth International Housing First Conference is now open! Please submit your abstracts by July 15th, 2021. For more information about the virtual conference taking place October 5-7th, 2021, visit: https://www.fourthinternationalhfconference.ca/ . ______________ L'appel à présentations pour la quatrième conférence internationale sur le logement d'abord est maintenant ouvert ! Veuillez soumettre vos résumés d'ici le 15 juillet 2021. Pour plus d'informations...Read More...

In recognition of #codePINK we are offering 20% off our working with children, youth, and families webinars

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Kids are in an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis due to COVID-19. This is according to Children First Canada’s #codePINK campaign , which has been informed by their partners, including children’s health organizations across the country such as SickKids, Holland Bloorview, and CHEO. Code PINK is a term used for paediatric emergencies, which is appropriate as anxiety, eating disorders, substance-use disorders and suicide attempts among children and youth have increased...Read More...

Dr. Nazilla Khanlou: Supporting the mental health of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence

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As the Women’s Health Research Chair in Mental Health for the Faculty of Health at York University, Dr. Nazilla Khanlou says gender-based violence didn’t start with the pandemic, but the pandemic has made it worse. “The ripple effects are going to continue for a long time to come.” she says. With this in mind, through her knowledge synthesis funded from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative , Dr. Khanlou and her team began researching...Read More...

Call for abstracts - CMHA Mental Health for All Virtual Conference

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The 6th annual CMHA Mental Health for All Conference will take place virtually, on October 19 and 20, 2021. The topic will be "Deconstructing Normal." Read the Call for Abstracts and download the PDF  here . Complete the online abstract submission form  here . The deadline to submit an abstract is July 25. For more information about the conference, please visit conference.cmha.ca or email conference@cmha.ca.Read More...

CAMH releases national Opioid Use Disorder clinical guideline

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CAMH has released 'Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Synthesis of Canadian Guidelines for Treating Opioid Use Disorder ,' a national clinical guideline that harmonizes existing provincial and national guidelines, evidence-based practices and expert opinions. The aim of this unified guideline is to help health care practitioners provide consistent and high-quality care to people with opioid use disorder. Visit ...Read More...

Check out this new promising practice on: Gerstein Crisis Centre: Mobile Crisis Team

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Check out this new Promising Practice! Gerstein Crisis Centre: Mobile Crisis Team Here is a sneak peek: What you need to know? The Mobile Crisis Intervention Team is a non-police crisis response team, based out of the Gerstein Crisis Centre. Gerstein Crisis Centre has been providing 24/7 community-based crisis intervention services to individuals living in Toronto for over 30 years. Police are not attached to these services. The Centre serves individuals who are 16 years of age and older and...Read More...

A community dialogue on a community focused response to mental health crisis

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A literature review by Nasra Hussein along with a range of presentations on practices provides a downstream view to developing a community and neighbourhood approach to mental health crisis’ in Ottawa. Cosponsored by: Social Planning Council of Ottawa , Minwaashin Lodge , Crime Prevention Ottawa , Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition and Ottawa Community Partnership for Health Equity. Reimagining Crisis Intervention: A Review of the Literature on Best Practices in Community-Based Crisis...Read More...

This Week at the Ontario ACTT and FACT Virtual Conference June 2, 2021

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June 2 2021 12-1pm RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS (image: Bishop Horden Hall Indian Residential School–Moose Factory 1956, Public Archives Canada) Deputy Judge Michael Bay JD, associate professor at McMaster University, adjunct professor of nursing at the University of Toronto, associate editor of the Journal of Mental Health Ethics (Ontario) Michael Bay spent a decade adjudicating Indian Residential Schools abuse claims. He heard over 600 cases and became known for integrating healing into the hearing...Read More...

MHCC's New Quality Mental Health Care Framework for Canada | Un nouveau Cadre de soins de santé mentale de qualité pour le Canada

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The Quality Mental Health Care Framework is a new tool to help health-care leaders and organizations assess critical elements in the quality, delivery, and accessibility of mental health care. DOWNLOAD THE FRAMEWORK TO LEARN MORE This new tool identifies 10 critical dimensions that define the quality of mental health care for patients and providers alike. It proposes a vision of care services that are: accessible appropriate built on continuous learning and improvements integrated people...Read More...

Risk of suicidality among youth who are questioning their sexual orientation and are drinking

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Recently, the BASIS reviewed a study looking at the association of youth suicidality and alcohol use based on sexual orientation. The study used data from the U.S. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey from 2009 - 2017. The study found that the rates of suicidality were elevated among both male and female high school students who drink regardless of sexual orientation. However, there were also some differences based on sex and sexual orientation. Notably, the rates were especially...Read More...

This Week at the Ontario ACTT and FACT Virtual Conference May 26, 2021

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May 26 2021 12-3pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Zsolt Bugarski, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work ; Tallinn University in Estonia Traditionally we prefer full or part time employment as an outcome of vocational rehabilitation in mental health care. Employment provides clients with a stable job position, preferably connected with health insurance or pension related benefits, access to the social security system, paid holidays and well-regulated working...Read More...

MindBeacon launches new Digital Alcohol Use Management Therapy Program in consultation with experts from the Centre for Addiction and Mental health

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New research on substance use during the pandemic suggests alcohol consumption among Canadians has increased since the onset of the pandemic with nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of Canadians reporting increased alcohol consumption ( Statistics Canada ). MindBeacon , a leading provider of digital mental and behavioural health therapy, launched a new digital therapy targeting alcohol use. The new program uses the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and a harm reduction approach to...Read More...
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