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we now have a few spots in our Certificate in trauma counselling for mental health professionals

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A few spots have opened up for our Certificate in trauma counselling for mental health professionals starting Monday Sept 20 - Hurry! Y ou can still be a part of this six-day trauma training with Natalie Zlodre! Act now - registration closes Sunday Sept 19 at noon! Full registration details and fees available on our event website at https://cvent.me/RbWYn0Read More...

What we have heard so far from adult siblings of a person with a disability

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A few weeks ago, the Sibling Collaborative launched a national survey to learn more about what resources siblings need on topics like financial planning, disability benefits, estate planning and communicating with family members. Check out what siblings have said so far… https://sibcollab.ca/what-we-have-heard/ Our survey is open to siblings of anyone who has a disability, including but not limited to: acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome,...Read More...

EXTENDED back-to-school webinar sale with SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

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We have EXTENDED our back-to-school sale until Sept 30! Register before Sept 30 and enjoy 20% off our fall mental health webinar registration fees with code: LEARN2021 Full details in our SickKids CCMH Learning Institute news at https://www.cvent.com/e.aspx?3C,E1,d75cd657-131e-4e36-991f-676035675b80 This fall keep learning with us! Stay tuned - NEW professional development opportunities are being added daily at Our Courses - SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (sickkidscmh.ca)Read More...

A $25 opportunity for Youth Gamers

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The YMCA-Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) is looking for Canadian youth 18-26 years old to take part in a focus group on gaming and gambling. The purpose of the focus group is to examine the types of gaming and gambling activities that youth engage in and their experiences with loot boxes/loot crates/player packs, esports, gambling activities etc. Youth will be also presented with questions for an upcoming survey on youth gambling and gaming, and asked for feedback, ideas, and...Read More...

Frayme just launched their GBS Substance Use Stream Grant! Apply by Oct. 4, 2021 for grants up to $20,000

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In 2020, Frayme launched our Great Big Stories (GBS) Grant . This grant focused on capturing, sharing and spreading stories of success in the creation, design, uptake and refinement of youth and family centered, inclusive, diverse, collaborative and equity-enhancing efforts across the YMHSU system. Frayme is now launching the next iteration of our GBS granting stream with a specific focus on addressing effective solutions for problematic substance use for youth and their families. We know...Read More...

Research Snapshot: Virtual care recommendations for individuals with eating disorders during COVID-19

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Check out this new Research Snapshot! Virtual care recommendations from the Canadian consensus panel for children, adolescents, and emerging adults with eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond Here is a sneak peek: What you need to know? Children, adolescents, and emerging adults with eating disorders (EDs) are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic—evident from dramatic surges in new ED cases and hospitalizations around the world. Closures of ED day hospitals and long...Read More...

Attention: Service Providers for those with Substance Use Disorder and Possible Brain Injury

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Have you considered the impact of possible brain injury in the people you serve? The opioid crisis has brought into focus the fact that many of our clients are living with the impact of anoxic injury as the result of overdoses. But we know that a majority of people served in contexts addressing substance use also have a history of brain injury. As many as 75% of those attending concurrent disorders are living with cognitive impairment that affects their ability to fully participate in care.Read More...

CAPUD files Charter lawsuit seeking drug decriminalization

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The Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD) and four individuals have filed a Charter lawsuit against the Government of Canada seeking decriminalization of drug possession and necessity drug trafficking. The lawsuit asserts that criminalization creates overdose risk and restricts PWUD from accessing treatment and harm reduction services. The suit requests the amendment of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to decriminalize drug possession as well as drug trafficking for the...Read More...

Take part in a focus group with Strength in Structure Project through the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP)

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The Strength in Structure Project, through the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) would like to invite Black serving and Black led organizations that are based in and around Nova Scotia to take part in a focus group! Time: Thursday September 16th, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm EST The focus group should last no longer than one and a half hours to two hours. Please register using this link About The Focus Group Will take place via zoom and will touch on Black Youth Employment Outcomes. The...Read More...

Pilot testing on the cheap

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It's good to test patient, provider, or public education material on its intended audience before sending it out. But tight timelines and budgets make comprehensive user testing difficult, and so, it's too often cut. This short We ♥ Health Literacy post is about this problem. It advocates for at least a brief pilot test and offers some simple suggestions for doing one. It asserts that, if you can't do proper user testing, pilot testing can be done quickly and cheaply. Have you done a brief...Read More...

Principles to support organizations to change their cultures, each day

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Keith McCandless of Liberating Structures community of practice shared this post on principles to guide organizational changes on the Integration and Implementation Insights site. This set of principles and what not to do, is going to save having to sit through more and more trainings as the way to advance change and instead get us to everyday practice. The “must not’s are fun to read as well. The “plug and play” set of resources for groups is easily and openly accessible as well.Read More...

Engagement Opportunity For Black Youth in Nova Scotia

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The Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity's Strength in Structure Project is looking for 30 youth (aged 15-29) who: Self identify as Black Live in Nova Scotia 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 September 14 th , 2021, 6-8pm EST Have not participated in a focus group with Strength in Structure before Are open to being...Read More...

Go back to 'school' with SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and SAVE 20%!

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Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute That's right, our back-to-school sale is on now until Sept 12. Register for training this fall and enjoy a 20% savings* on registration fees with promo code: EENET2021 *Applicable to new registrations only. Offer valid from Sept 1 to 12, 2021. Some webinar exclusions apply. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. We have a wide range of training programs that provide specialized skills and knowledge to support you in all facets of...Read More...

Public Health 2021 (virtual) - Preliminary Program Launch

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The Canadian Public Health Association's annual conference, Public Health 2021, will be held virtually from October 6-8. The preliminary program has been announced and is available on the conference website. Topics include several sessions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous sessions on stigma, and more!Read More...

New report on Inuit knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour towards cannabis

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Pauktuutit, the national non-profit organization representing all Inuit women in Canada, has released a new report called "Cannabis in our Communities: What we Heard." This report comes after 11 months of engagement with Inuit women, their partners, and youth to learn more about their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour towards cannabis. The report is available in Inuktitut and English and can be accessed here.Read More...

Toronto Public Health - Public Survey on Drug Decriminalization

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Toronto Public Health has initiated a process to request an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for the possession of all drugs for personal use (also referred to as decriminalization). The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is administered at the federal level by Health Canada and regulates the possession, distribution and sale of illegal drugs in Canada. If approved, a decriminalization request for the City of Toronto would mean an exemption from criminal penalties for...Read More...

Group Supervision for RP(Q)s and RPs

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Hello everyone; I'm offering supervision starting in a few weeks. There are spots still available for both sections. Please reach out to me by calling me at 416-903-2487 or by email nancy@lifepathways.ca. Can't wait to have you join our cozy and supportive group of psychotherapists!Read More...

Frayme's free, fully bilingual and accessible online shareback from #Frayme2021 is now live!

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Over the past few months, Frayme has been working hard to pull all of the workshops, presentations, plenaries and knowledge shared at our 2021 conference, Defying Convention , into a completely free, fully bilingual and accessible online shareback. Through this online shareback you will have access to: Over 45 workshops/symposium sessions Two plenary sessions Social media highlights Graphic recordings of key sessions Slides , bios and key learnings for all of the sessions A recording of the...Read More...

Encampments - Myths and Facts

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The Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness put together a Myths and Facts page for your use and distribution in your networks and communities. Check out the Myths Versus Facts on Encampments attachment below. For more information about the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest, visit: https://www.eenet.ca/initiativ...unity-interest#about , and join the Fourth International Housing First Conference .Read More...

Research Viewpoint: Population mental health and COVID-19

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Check out this new Research Viewpoint! Population mental health and COVID-19: Why do we know so little? Here is a sneak peek: What you need to know? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the critical need to answer research questions quickly has led to studies being conducted without allowing enough time to capture appropriate sample sizes or use appropriate diagnostic tools. In this editorial, the authors offer a cautionary message about the accuracy of current mental health estimates and how best...Read More...

CCSA's Alcohol Education Tailored for Youth: What We Heard Report / Rapport Pour une sensibilisation à la consommation d’alcool adaptée aux jeunes : ce que nous avons entendu

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Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among youth in Canada. CCSA wanted to know from young people what they think about the alcohol education that targets them. Alcohol Education Tailored for Youth: What We Heard provides guidance for developing educational resources for teenagers and young adults. In 2019, almost half of young people in grades 7 to 12 said they used alcohol. In the focus groups held for this project, young people told us that they want to make informed decisions...Read More...

Help the YMCA’s YCAP-Y4Y contest choose a winner by joining the Contest Organizer’s Jury

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Overview The YMCA of Greater Toronto's Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) is presently running a Digital Media Contest that challenges youth (ages 18 – 25) to create a video or poster discussing how cannabis use affects youth brain development, and we were wondering if you’d be willing to help us choose a winner by joining the Contest Organizer’s Jury (CO Jury). Details: The CO Jury is made up of professionals whose work is focused on cannabis awareness or work with youth on a daily...Read More...

Research Viewpoints: Guidance for health care leaders during the recovery stage of COVID-19

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The high-stakes nature of the global crisis we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique challenges it presents for leaders highlight the need for clear guidance on how to navigate this stage of the pandemic. An international group of experts has released an evidence-based consensus statement, which provides a leadership framework—key actions that leaders can take—to navigate the recovery stage of the COVID-19 pandemic safely and smoothly. The framework was co-created by 32...Read More...

Leaders! Help us shape the content for a new leadership course

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Are you a leader of an organization serving immigrants and refugees? Would you like to inform the content for a new leadership course that is being developed? The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project (IRMHP) , with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is creating a leadership 101 course for leaders of organizations serving immigrants and refugees. If you identify as a leader of a health, settlement or social services agency, the IRMHP team would value your input...Read More...

Research Snapshot: The negative impacts of COVID-19 on people who use drugs in Canada

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What you need to know The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected people who use drugs through major disruptions in substance supply and increased risk of relapses and overdoses. There has been a decrease in potency and availability, substitution for toxic and tampered substances, and increases in use, prices of substances, risky use behaviors such as using alone and at home more often, and sharing and re-using substance supplies, such as injection equipment. Future health policy and...Read More...

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) launches new virtual single-session counselling service

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York Region – (August 3rd, 2021) Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is pleased to announce it has launched a free and confidential single-session counselling service that allows people to connect with a counsellor through video link or over the phone within one or two business days. Rather than waiting for more intensive, multi-session addiction treatment programs, single-session counselling allows adults and youth aged 12 and up to get faster help for their questions and concerns...Read More...

"PTSD is a public health issue"

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The Federal Legal Act on PTSD Sc. 2018 c.13 should be widely promoted. It stated: "PTSD is a public health issue" and "Many people are at increased risk for PTSD as a result of experiences outside of an occupational setting such as survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence, refugees, LGBTQ2 populations, Indigenous Peoples, people experiencing homelessness, as well as survivors of major accidents or disasters ." Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act ...Read More...

Are you an Over|Thinker? New podcast by and for PWLE!

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CMHA Durham's Recovery College Wellness Centre has launched Over|Thinking, a monthly podcast discussing mental health produced and hosted by individuals with lived experience. The latest episode is titled: Crawling focusing on the lived experience of successfully managing Anxiety. Check it out HERE .Read More...

Permanent safe supply program to launch in BC

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BC has allocated $22.6 million over the next three years to implement Canada's first permanent safe supply drug program, in response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis. The program will begin by offering pharmaceutical-grade opioids, including fentanyl patches and injectable hydromorphone. Prescription diacetylmorphine (heroin) will not be included in the first phase of the program because of an ongoing lack of supply. Future plans include expanding the program to include stimulant drugs.Read More...

Autumn savings in the summer with SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

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That's right - SAVE 15% on September webinars with promo code SEPT15 Register for any of our September one and two-day mental health training and education webinars before August 6 and save 15% off your registration fee. Find full details a t https://www.cvent.com/e.aspx?3C,E1,833b1281-16a2-4d2d-b777-4e737c10633e *Applicable to new registrations only. Discount applicable only on one and two-day webinars in September. Discount NOT applicable on certificate programs. Offer valid from July 28...Read More...

Wastewater suggests that fentanyl, cannabis, and methamphetamine use increased early in the pandemic

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Statscan recently released an analysis of their Canadian Wastewater Survey (CWS) . It suggests that drug use increased early in the pandemic but that usage patterns varied by city. Fentanyl loads in wastewater were more than four times higher in Vancouver than the other measured cities, and its fentanyl load almost doubled between Mar - July 2019 and Mar - July 2020. While Toronto's fentanyl wastewater load was considerably lower than Vancouver in the Mar - Jul 2019 period, it had a larger...Read More...

Mental Health & Addictions North COVID-19 Innovations: Transitions in Care - Enhanced Community Pathways for ED Diversion

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The Challenge: The pandemic has had detrimental effects on the population of people who use substances and has caused an increased and more dangerous substance use pattern. This, coupled with the existing opiate epidemic, resulted in a 6 month increase of 153% substance related visits to the emergency department (ED). The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) had reduced their ED capacity by 40% as a pandemic response measure, forcing the immediate need to divert and support...Read More...

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...

Hope by CAMH Mobile App

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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...
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