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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On this, the anniversary of the violent act at Polytechnique Montréal that claimed the lives of 14 women, we pause to remember all those we’ve lost to gender-based violence in Canada. Each year, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women reminds us of the ongoing need to invest in programs and...

Association québécoise de prévention du suicide – Talking about suicide

Talking about suicide isn’t easy — the most important conversations rarely are — but as the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) reminds us, talking can save lives. The campaign calls on everyone, from individuals to government bodies, to help put an end to suicide in Quebec and across the country. If you haven’t...

MHCC-CCSA Cannabis Webinar Series (Winter Edition): Webinar 1- Indigenous-Led Research: Experiences of Cannabis and Mental Health

Explores First Nations and Métis mental health and wellness following cannabis legalization, through Indigenous-led research rooted in cultural knowledge and research practices. Panellists: Alana Roscoe and Magnolia Perron (First Nations Information Governance Centre) Julianne Sanguins (Manitoba Métis Federation) Kristy Kowatch and Sacha Bragg (Thunderbird Partnership Foundation) Drs. Lindsay Farrell and Zach Walsh (University of British...

MHCC-CCSA Cannabis Webinar Series (Winter Edition): Webinar 2 – Priority Populations: Experiences of Cannabis and Mental Health

Explores the experiences of cannabis and mental health for older adults, 2SLGBTQ+ people living with mental illness in Quebec, adults who are homeless and precariously housed in urban Alberta, and Canadian Veterans. Panellists:  Dr. Raza Mirza (University of Toronto) Dr. Olivier Ferlatte (University of Montreal) Kathleen Larose & Lauren Cameron (AAWEAR), Lisa Elford & Erika...

MHCC-CCSA Cannabis Webinar Series (Winter Edition): Webinar 3 – Youth: Experiences of Cannabis and Mental Health

Examines cannabis and mental health among youth, including the impact of cannabis policies for young people. Panellists: Dr. Scott Leatherdale (University of Waterloo) Dr. Cecilia Benoit (University of Victoria) Dr. Suzanne Archie (McMaster University) Farnaz Farhang, Maaz Shahid, and Khulud Baig (Centre for Resilience and Social Development) This webinar will be presented in English with...

Quality Mental Health Care for All Webinar

Zoom

The new vision for quality mental health care, based on the Quality Mental Health Care Framework, was built on the expertise of people with lived and living experience, health-care administrators, and practitioners. The framework was developed by the Quality Mental Health Care Network, the MHCC, and HealthCareCAN, a partnership that brings together physical and mental...

International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women's Day. It’s a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done. Women are no stranger to the role of primary caregivers,...

The impact of COVID-19 on rural and remote mental health and substance use webinar

The webinar offers community perspectives and expertise on some of the developing issues and unique mental health and substance use challenges of COVID-19 for rural and remote communities. It is intended for providers and users of mental health and substance use services, people with lived and living experience, and the policy and research community. The...

COVID-19 and Racialized Communities: Impacts on Mental Health

COVID-19 has magnified stressors like housing and food insecurity, poverty, and job loss. As inequities have gotten worse, the need to understand how health systems and communities might prepare for the pandemic’s long-term mental health impacts have become clear. New research, developed through our partnership with Wellesley Institute, has looked at the impacts of COVID-19...

Black Experiences in Cannabis and Mental Health: Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a moderated discussion on the gap in cannabis and mental health research, policy, and education and its cultural impact for Black communities in Canada. Building on our previous Dialogue Series, panelists will share their thoughts on the report’s key findings and recommendations. Moderated by Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (University of Toronto), the discussion...

Paramedic Services Week

Paramedic Services Week (May 22-28) reminds us of the importance of promoting and protecting the mental health and well being of paramedics. They do invaluable work to keep us safe and are a critical community service. Paramedics are a unique hybrid of first responder and healthcare provider, two rigorous and demanding professions. Building their resiliency by implementing measures...

From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine

Registration is now open for the upcoming non-profit international conference From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine (in-person and virtual gathering, Toronto, May 27-29, 2022). Co-hosted by CAMH, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, this conference will be unique in its: focus...