The Newsroom

Here you will find articles previously featured on the home page and other bits news from the mental health world.

Accessible Canada

*This survey is now closed* Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will be consulting Canadians about what an Accessible Canada could look like. Share your ideas on how to improve accessibility and inclusion across Canada at in-person public sessions held in 18 cities across Canada from September to December.

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Special Meeting of the Membership

Friday March 10, 2017

At the Annual General Membership Meeting on December 7, 2016 the business of the National Network for Mental Health could not be accomplished because quorum could not be established. At the board meeting held  January  22, 2017 a motion was made to convene a Special Meeting of the Membership.

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Sustaining a culture of giving through Canada’s Volunteer Awards

*nomination period is now closed* Over the past 150 years Canadian communities have flourished with the help of volunteers.

In fact, Canada is known for its generosity. In 2015, we ranked sixth in the World Giving Index which provides insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.

Many people and organizations have an important role in sustaining the well-being of communities. They share a common goal with many us: to make a difference.

Recognising such efforts is why the Canada’s Volunteer Awards are so important.

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Three years in the making, I would like to share with you some webpages detailing my career in mental health and my collaboration with Neree-St-Amand. Although not entirely complete – it is sufficient to share.

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Mentally Ill Deserve Fair Access To Disability Tax Credit

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) “has abdicated its mandate for fairness by denying the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to eligible Canadians with disabilities” and particularly those with psychiatric disabilities according to advocate Lembi Buchanan of Victoria. “It has become virtually impossible for the majority of people living with severe psychiatric illnesses to access the DTC without appealing to the Tax Court of Canada,” she said.
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Consulting with Canadians – Employment Insurance Service Quality Review

*consultation period has ended* Millions of Canadians rely on the Government of Canada to provide them with easy access to the services and benefits to which they are entitled. They expect quality and fast service from their government—whether the service is provided online, over the phone or in person. According to Service Canada data, too many Canadians are not receiving the level of service they expect.

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