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CMHA Toronto is committed to equity, shared knowledge, advocacy and accountability at individual, organizational and systemic levels. We will provide effective mental health services that are accessible, meaningful and appropriate to diverse individuals and communities. CMHA Toronto opposes and acts against racism and other forms of discrimination, including those based on physical and mental disabilities, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religious beliefs,
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In 2016, with 25,000 people arriving in Canada fleeing the trauma of the Syrian civil war, CMHA Toronto expanded its Opening Doors Project to include a youth mentorship component. A more intensive approach to address newcomers’ mental health issues in the context of their resettlement was urgently needed.  “The youth mentorship program works “at the intersection of immigration, trauma, mental
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After a hiatus during COVID-19, CMHA Toronto’s Extreme Cleaning and Hoarding Supports program is catching up with a backlog of cases on two fronts: those that were put on hold when the pandemic lockdowns started, and the demand that built up during COVID isolation that worsened the conditions driving the need in the first place. “We saw a large increase in
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When Anisa Carrascal was a psychiatric nurse working in hospitals, she saw the massive gap that existed between the highly-structured setting of a hospital and the community. “You’re discharging a patient from the hospital to nothing, truly nothing,” she said. Anisa envisioned a safer, gentler way to support people with complex mental health issues, preparing them and “holding them” as
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The provincial government has allocated the largest base funding commitment for community mental health and addictions care in a decade as part of their 2023 budget.  The government announced Thursday that it is providing the sector with $425 million over three years for mental health and addictions, including a five per cent increase for base funding of community-based mental health
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