Disability advocates applaud federal pandemic aid, but say payment should be higher

Source: cbc.ca A one time payment of up to $600 will be sent to those who are eligible, at the end of October As a disabled person, Murielle Pitre has dealt with extra costs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “You have like increased fees, deliveries and deliveries for food, the price of food is going up. READ MORE

Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and well-being – Share your perspective

You will find below an invitation from Statistics Canada to participate in a crowd-sourcing collection initiative to better understand how Canadians are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to take part. Invitation from Statistics Canada:  Statistics Canada is collecting data on the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians’ mental health and well-being. Your participation READ MORE

RPLYT’s Commitment to Supporting Peer Supporters

All of us at RPLYT are committed to supporting Peer Supporters throughout the COVID_19 Pandemic. We understand that many people who receive peer support, and in fact many people in our communities, have fears about this virus and what the impact will be; both immediately and long term.​ RPLYT’s Commitment to Supporting Peer Supporters ​Starting READ MORE

OP Lab: Learning, Sharing, Actioning

In 2018, Canada agreed to follow the Optional Protocol (OP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Optional Protocol is an additional part of the CRPD that allows people to make a complaint to the United Nations, if they believe their rights under the CRPD have been violated. In celebration READ MORE

Media Advisory: Report Reveals Major Gaps for Women and Girls with Disabilities

DAWN Canada’s research report comes as recently released Statistics Canada data confirms that 24% of women in Canada live with a disability. More Than A Footnote: A Research Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada examines in depth longstanding issues women and girls with disabilities face – social exclusion, high rates of violence, poverty and, READ MORE

CAMIMH Opens Nominations for the 2018 Champions Awards

Know an Exceptional Mental Health Advocate or Researcher? Nominate them today! CAMIMH Opens Nominations for the 2018 Champions Awards January 15, 2018 – The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the Champions of Mental Health Awards. The Champions Awards is an annual gala devoted READ MORE

25th AGM Agenda

“We are Still Standing”   Celebrating NNMH’s 25th AGM Meeting   Wednesday December 13th 2017 Call in number: 1-866-218-3342, Participant Code: 241397 AGENDA Welcome: Role Call 1. Acceptance of the Special Members Meeting March 10, 2017 – (AGM 2015-2016) 2. Report from the National Coordinator 3. Treasurer’s Report 4. Acceptance of Audited Report for 2016/2017 READ MORE

WHO releases new estimates on depression

The number of people living with depression increased by more than 18% between 2005 and 2015, according to a new WHO report. Depression is also the largest cause of disability worldwide. More than 80% of this disease burden is among people living in low- and middle-income countries. The release of these estimates, along with corresponding data READ MORE