Toronto on new strategy focused on mental health, substance use

eAwazMedicine

Toronto – City of Toronto unveiled “Our Health, Our City: A Mental Health, Substance Use, Harm Reduction, and Treatment Strategy for Toronto.” This comprehensive strategy highlights the City’s dedication to mitigating substance use-related harms and fostering mental health and well-being for all residents of Toronto. The strategic release aligns with National Addictions Awareness Week, observed from November 19 to 25, focusing …

Free Resources Available to Help Address Substance Use in Trades

eAwazHealth

Hamilton – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a suite of free resources in partnership with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA), to help employers in Canada create awareness about substance use and reducing stigma. The online courses Substance Use in the Trades: Being Aware, Harm Reduction and Supporting Your Well-being, aim to help raise awareness about the impacts of …

$21m to support organisations addressing substance use harms

eAwazHealth

Improving health outcomes for people at risk of substance-related harms and overdose Toronto – Canada is in the midst of one of the most serious public health crises in our country’s history – the toxic and illegal drug and overdose crisis. No community has been left untouched. That’s why we are leveraging all the tools at our disposal to work …

Feds, Yukon Reach Agreement to Improve Health Services 

eAwazHealth

Ottawa – Canada’s universal, accessible and publicly funded healthcare is a point of pride for Canadians. However, health workers across Canada are under enormous strain to deliver the care that Canadian patients deserve. Immediate, collaborative, action is needed to deliver better health care for Canadians. On February 7, 2023, the Government of Canada announced an investment of close to $200 billion …

Deputy Mayor hosts Toronto Mental Health Roundtable

eAwazHealth

Toronto – Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park) is hosting the City of Toronto Mental Health Roundtable. The event will bring together first responders, community health experts and hospital leadership, in collaboration with provincial and federal partners. The Roundtable aims to address urgent community safety and public health needs in Toronto, by fostering dialogue and identifying immediate actions. The Roundtable …

Investing over $930,000 to address harms related to substance use

eAwazHealth

Improving health outcomes for people at risk of substance-related harms and overdose in the region of Sudbury Sudbury – Every day, families and communities across the country lose loved ones to overdoses from the increasingly toxic illegal drug supply. Collectively, through harm reduction services, treatment, as well as prevention efforts alongside all levels of government, the Government of Canada is …

Research investment of $680,000 to support kids mental well being 

eAwazLocal News

Montreal – The Government of Canada is committed to improving the health and mental wellbeing of children and youth in Canada. Early childhood experiences influence a child’s mental health for life—and with 70% of mental health and substance use problems having origins in adverse childhood experiences, understanding how to better identify and treat young children at risk of developing or …

Toronto Public Health releases 2022 data for deaths of homeless people

eAwazLocal News

Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) released data related to the deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2022. Overall, homelessness continues to negatively impact health outcomes of individuals, resulting in 187 reported deaths in 2022. This total is lower than the 223 deaths reported in 2021 but remains higher than the 128 deaths reported before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. …

Canada, Ontario Reach Deal to Improve Health Services 

eAwazHealth

Ottawa – Canada’s universal, accessible and publicly funded healthcare is a point of pride for Canadians. However, health workers across Canada are under enormous strain to deliver the care that Canadian patients deserve. Immediate, collaborative, action is needed to deliver better health care for Canadians. On February 7, 2023, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $198.6 billion over …

Canada-wide network to support mental health, substance use services

eAwazMedicine

The Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks connects integrated youth service hubs across Canada to create a learning health system to improve health outcomes for youth Toronto – Research shows that 75% of mental illness begins before age 25. There is a need to make sure that young people have the mental health and substance use support they need, when …