News - Mental health

March 26, 2014
Montreal police receive around 140 calls a day involving the homeless or people with mental health issues, and the service needs more help in dealing with these cases, said Montreal police chief Marc...
Keywords: Mental Health, Québec
March 14, 2014
For refugees, starting over just got easier as the provincial government has promised settlement service agencies in British Columbia it will pick up funding for refugee mental health services that...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
February 21, 2014
The Tyee recently published an article concerning federal funding cuts to mental health refugee agencies. In six weeks, refugees arriving in British Columbia will no longer receive free help to cope...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
August 7, 2013
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
January 16, 2012
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities' Robin Loxton has written an article in Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal on the various benefits available to people who are on Persons with...
Keywords: Disability, Mental Health, Welfare, British Columbia
August 24, 2010
The At Home/Chez Soi project is a three year national project based on the Housing First approach. A total of 2285 homeless people living with a mental illness will participate. 1,325 people from...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, All of Canada
July 22, 2010
Stephen Gaetz talks about the Alberta government's new plan to discourage people from giving money to panhandlers and give to agencies instead. He argues that "this kind of thinking represents policy...
Keywords: Alberta, Housing, Mental Health, Panhandling, Poorbashing, Welfare, All of Canada
January 5, 2009
The BC government wants to force homeless people dealing with mental health issues into shelters but this idea has not been received positively by municipal officials and advocates. Municipal...
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental Health, British Columbia
December 30, 2008
Marykate Connor, founder of Caduceus Outreach Services in San Francisco, talks about her innovative work helping homeless people with mental health problems. She discusses the criminal justice system...
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental Health, United States
September 6, 2007
A new report, Improving the Health of Canadians: Mental Health and Homelessness (in PDF) explores the complex relationship between homelessness and mental illness. The report finds homeless people in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental Health, All of Canada
August 1, 2007
Last week, Rich Coleman, the BC Minister for Housing, announced in a Vancouver Sun article ("B.C. targets homeless with Riverview Project") that he planned to turn the old psychiatric institution,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, British Columbia
September 17, 2006
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published a report called, Community-Based Mental Health Services in BC: Changes to Income, Employment and Housing Supports (in PDF). The report...
Keywords: Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia
July 14, 2006
The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released its fifth and final report on mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: “Out of the Shadows at Last.” The report...
Keywords: Mental Health, All of Canada
November 7, 2005
Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has had to turn away many people requiring mental health assessments. The clinic does not have enough resources to be able to keep up with the amount...
Keywords: Mental Health, Ontario
March 14, 2004
"WISE (Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially and Economically) (Link removed - No longer exists) is a grassroots group of citizens whose mission is to organize, represent, act on behalf of, and join...
Keywords: Mental Health, Organizing, British Columbia
February 15, 2003
The Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP), represents 216 community based organizations in Ontario. OFCMHAP recognized that there is a distinct lack of...
Keywords: Health, Mental Health, Ontario
June 11, 2001
The Canadian Mental Health Association has awarded Community Legal Assistance (CLAS) the Aleck Trawick Q.C. Award, established to highlight the importance of legal advocacy as part of overall mental...
Keywords: Mental Health, British Columbia
June 16, 2000
Robin Loxton was awarded the Diane McFarlane Award for outstanding advocacy in the mental health community this past May at the beginning of Mental Health week. In 1988, Robin helped found the...
Keywords: Mental Health, British Columbia