2021 annual Award of Excellence in Nursing: nomination period is now OPEN

Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) First Nations and Inuit Health Branch will accept nominations for the 2021 Award of Excellence in Nursing until February 26, 2021. The Awards will be presented to the three (3) front line recipients during National Nursing Week in a virtual ceremony on Monday, May 10, 2021. Please visit the ISC website … Read more

NIED – Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Toronto In 2018, when Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s first championed Bill 61, to get Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) proclaimed officially in Ontario, it didn’t make it through the house. Thanks to her tenacity, and over many years, that of the co-founders of National Initiative for … Read more

Canadian Patient Safety Institute – Suicide Risk Assessment – Toolkit and Guide

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to help healthcare workers and organizations select and compare available suicide risk assessment tools in Canada. For every death by suicide, 15-30 people are profoundly affected – this toolkit can help inform and strengthen the suicide risk assessment process. The … Read more

Healthy Professional Worker Study

An interdisciplinary, multi-university research team led by Dr. Bourgeault at the University of Ottawa has contacted our organization, asking us to inform you about an important study they are conducting. The team is exploring the mental health experiences of professional workers, and how these experiences are affected by their personal, work and family life. This … Read more

Caring to cope through COVID: stories of giving and receiving support – a new, live interactive webinar

In a typical Canadian winter, many of us seek comfort on colder, darker days – like hearty foods and fun activities. Others escape to warm destinations. In fact, a travel company dubbed Jan. 18 as “Blue Monday” to promote sunny locales as an antidote to the seasonal blues. This is a winter like no other … Read more

Canadian Red Cross: Recruitment for the COVID-19 response – Upcoming opportunities

We are looking for Canadians to join Red Cross care teams that may be deployed in various operations including support to long term care, contact tracing, testing, vaccination and more.  We are looking for people with a variety of skills and backgrounds so we can help meet the needs of people impacted by the COVID-19 … Read more

Strong Majority of Canadians Want Improved Access to Psychologists

January 5, 2021 (Ottawa) – Canada and countries throughout the world increasingly recognize the importance of mental health to the success of their citizens, economies and societies. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant burden on our mental health and wellbeing, making the need for timely access to mental health care even more urgent. The … Read more