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2014-06-25 20:22:01

YELLOWKNIFE, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada is proud to announce the launch of Mental Health First Aid Canada's new training course designed for Canada's northern communities. Similar to the basic Mental Health First Aid Canada training course, Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples is a three-day training program designed to improve mental health literacy and provide skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental...

2014-06-19 16:25:41

OTTAWA, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was proud to participate in the ninth annual International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Conference - a gathering of global health executives, held in Manchester, England from June 9-13. Canada will host the 2015 IIMHL conference in Vancouver, September 21-25. The IIMHL sets out a bold agenda with an aim to bettering the lives of people around the world by improving the quality of, and...

2014-06-11 12:25:01

OTTAWA, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has released its Guide to Balancing Work and Caregiving Obligations: Collaborative Approaches for a Supportive and Well-performing Workplace. The rights of family caregivers are an issue of increasing importance, as highlighted in the 2013 Speech from the Throne and more recently in two landmark court rulings. The CHRC's online guide offers employers and employees practical tips on what to do when an...

2014-06-09 08:29:39

OTTAWA, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to announce that more than 100,000 Canadians have now been trained to carry out Mental Health First Aid. To commemorate this milestone, Her Excellency Sharon Johnston has agreed to be the honorary 100,000(th) Canadian trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). "Mental health is a topic very close to my heart," said Her Excellency. "In order to deepen my understanding of people who suffer from...

2014-05-27 12:32:11

At Home/Chez Soi program achieving real results, say Canada's mental health leaders MONCTON, NB, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - New research findings were released today in Moncton by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that underscore the clear effectiveness of the Housing First approach to ending homelessness amongst people with mental illness who live in small cities and rural areas. "The universal success of Housing First across all At Home/Chez Soi sites is telling us that we've hit on...

2014-05-05 12:29:24

Federal Members of Parliament to help shine a light on the issue of suicide in Canada OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) launched #308conversations, a national grassroots suicide prevention campaign that invites each of Canada's 308 Members of Parliament (MPs) to lead a conversation with their constituents about suicide prevention. "Every time a Canadian takes his or her own life, we, as a society, are failing," said Louise...

2014-02-19 16:24:31

CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - David Goldbloom, Chair, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the Mental Health Commission (MHCC) of Canada Board of Directors. The new members are: Janet M. Davidson, Deputy Minister of Alberta Health Ms. Davidson is a well-recognized and respected health care executive with a reputation for working with key stakeholders to achieve outstanding results: individually, organizationally, and at the community level. She has...

2014-01-28 08:30:20

OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - On the fourth annual Bell Let's Talk Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is encouraging Canadians from coast to coast to coast to join the growing national conversation on mental health. It's Bell's national campaign to get individuals talking, tweeting, and sharing support for reducing the stigma of mental health problems or illness by starting a conversation with family, friends, and co-workers with proceeds going towards mental...

2014-01-16 08:27:39

Three-year project will encourage national expansion of Workplace Standard TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), along with its partners, CSA Group (CSA) and Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), joined Labour Minister Dr. K. Kellie Leitch alongside business and labour leaders today to announce new initiatives to improve workplace mental health across Canada. Following the successful launch one year ago of the world's-first National...

2014-01-16 08:26:43

Government, business and labour leaders push for national expansion of Workplace Standard TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Following the successful launch one year ago of the world's first National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is announcing plans to further work with Canadian businesses and drive uptake of the Standard in workplaces across Canada. Business, labour leaders and the Government of Canada...


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