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

Investment in Mental Health Must be a Priority in Health Accord says CAMIMH

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- OTTAWA (December 15, 2016) The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is encouraged to see federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Finance and Health meet on December 19th to discuss issues related to a possible Health Accord.  Only through committed partnership and collaboration can sustainable transformation of the health READ MORE

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Mental Health Day OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on World Mental Health Day: “World Mental Health Day is a time to reflect on the importance of mental health and wellness, and to foster open discussion in our families, places of work, and communities. READ MORE

RBC Insurance launches exclusive industry leading mental health program RBC Insurance and Best Doctors Canada transforming how group benefit clients suffering from mental illnesses are treated to recover more quickly TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – More Canadians are putting their lives on hold every day as they struggle to deal with mental illnesses that leave them unable to work. That inability to work READ MORE

Three new clinics for youth mental health are ‘one-stop shop’ CAMH and partners to launch new services to address gaps in youth mental health care TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ – Among youth, the prevalence of mental health and addiction disorders is as high as 20 per cent, yet as few as one in six affected youth will access appropriate treatment. Three new clinics geared READ MORE

People First of Canada Celebrates 25th Anniversary

NEWS RELEASE ADVANCING INCLUSION FOR 25 YEARS MANITOBA APRIL 6, 2016 –Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead. Twenty-five years ago, a small group of people labelled with an intellectual disability began proving that quote to be READ MORE

Media Release – Physician-Assisted Dying Pose Significant Risk to Vulnerable Canadians

For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, February 25, 2016 Recommendations Contained in Report of Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying Pose Significant Risk to Vulnerable Canadians The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) are extremely dismayed that the recommendations contained in the report released today by Parliament’s Special READ MORE