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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development, and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

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Promising Practices: 12 Case Studies in Supportive Housing for People with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

The guide shares the innovative ways that supportive housing providers across the province have overcome challenges and identifies three main areas for system reform.

May 03, 2018

Women's Justice Access Project: Having your back

For many people, navigating the Canadian justice system can be overwhelming, but for some clients at Toronto’s Fred Victor 24-Hour Women’s Drop-in, it can feel hopeless. The Women’s Justice Access Project, a collaborative effort between CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) and 10 community partners, is working to change that by bringing free legal supports to the drop-in.

May 30, 2017

Jan., Feb., March 2017: Online course: The Mental Health of Syrian Refugees

The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social, and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health.

December 16, 2016

New training program and film tackle LGBTQ youth homelessness

Fostering an Inclusive Shelter Environment for LGBTQ2S Youth is Toronto's first training program to help stop the violence and discrimination many LGBTQ youth experience in shelters.

October 06, 2016

Refugee Mental Health Online Courses

These CAMH courses are intended to enhance service providers' knowledge, communication, comfort, and cultural competence when working with refugee clients.

April 07, 2016

January 25 - February 21: Refugee Mental Health Course for Settlement and Social Service Providers

When: January 25 - February 21, 2016, self-directed course

Where: Online

The course is suitable for settlement workers and social service providers who directly support immigrant and refugees as part of their client population and who work within the province of Ontario.

December 15, 2015

YES! Ontario's mental health and human rights policy can help

In this blog posting from CAMH - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, mental health consumer advocate Lucy Costa explains why the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) policy on mental health and human rights is an important step forward and provides a history of legislative gains in this area.

June 30, 2014

Addressing trauma is part of recovery

This author argues that all mental health services need to be trauma-informed, and there needs to be much more counselling and therapy for survivors of trauma for both men and women.

December 06, 2013

License Suspension Discussion

When: Tuesday, October 22nd from 4 – 6 pm

Where:1001 Queen St. W, Toronto, Training Room A

RSVP: Please RSVP at or 416-535-8501 ext. 33013, or visit

Have you had your driver’s license suspended because of a mental health disability or addiction? Do you know how to appeal a suspension? Have you experienced discrimination? The Empowerment Council would like to learn more about the experience of service users and driver’s license suspensions.  We will also talk to you about a case going before the Human Rights Tribunal.  Please join them on Tuesday, October 22nd from 4 – 6 pm at 1001 Queen St. W, Training Room A.  Please RSVP at or 416-535-8501 ext. 33013, or visit

October 22, 2013

CAMH Webinar Series on Refugee Mental Health

This is a webinar series for the Refugee Mental Health Community of Practice (CoP) members, on topics related to refugee mental health.

July 16, 2013

February 25: George Brown Mental Health Conference on Humanizing the Workplace

Date Monday, February 25, 2013
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Place 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto
Contact Please contact Daniella Ceci at  416.415.5000, ext 3539 or send an email to Full conference details available at

This one-day conference will address the workplace environment: how employers and employees can contribute to a psychologically healthy work life.

January 24, 2013

Settlement approved in Zyprexa (olanzapine) class actions

A notice from The Empowerment Council has information about how to make a claim for money from the settlement of a lawsuit brought on behalf of Canadian patients who used the antipsychotic Zyprexa (olanzapine) prior to June 6, 2007.

August 15, 2010