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Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults 11:00 am
Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults @ Online
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The CAMH Monitor is the longest ongoing adult substance use and mental health survey in Canada. The survey describes trends in substance use, mental health, physical health, and other risk behaviors among adults across Ontario. This webinar will introduce the latest CAMH Monitor results (2015). The 2015 CAMH Monitor e-report is available here. Target audience: Public health and health promotion professionals, policy makers, educators and education administrators, and individuals working with people of mental health and substance use experiences in community settings. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
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Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation
Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation @ Online
Aug 14 all-day
Canada’s Food Guide provides practical healthy eating recommendations based on the best evidence to help you make informed food choices. To help finalize the new healthy eating recommendations, the Government of Canada is consulting with: Canadians health stakeholders food and nutrition experts In the fall 2016, Canadians were asked about their needs and expectations for a revised Canada’s Food Guide. The Revision to Canada’s Food Guide: What We Heard Report (Fall 2016) summarizes the almost 20,000 responses that were received. Provide your input on Canada’s Food Guide by clicking here, and on restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children by clicking here.
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application 12:00 pm
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities. This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000. Grant-Making Priorities: Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or, Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training. More information can be found here. This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital 12:00 pm
Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital @ Various
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
August Education Session: Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital Presented by Jenn Brasch, MD, FRCPC Topics covered in this session: The challenge of a med/surg pt with opioid addiction Recognize symptoms of addiction, intoxication & withdrawal Info about methadone, buprenorphine & meds for withdrawal Accessing addiction care and opioid replacement therapy in hospital and community You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Education Session that you attend. Dates: West 5th Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 2-3p.m., Upper Auditorium West 5th Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 12-1p.m., Upper Auditorium Charlton Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 12-1p.m., Campbell Auditorium Charlton Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 2-3p.m., Campbell Auditorium These education sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session 2:00 pm
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to opiates and opiate replacement therapy. These four sessions will be presented by Dr. Jenn Brasch of the Concurrent Disorders Outpatient Program. Please note the locations of each session: West 5th Campus – 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3 Tuesday August 15 2 – 3 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) Wednesday August 16 12 – 1 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) *Pizza provided Charlton Campus – 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6 Tuesday August 15 12 – 1 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) *Pizza provided Wednesday August 16 2 – 3 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
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Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process 12:00 pm
Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is the tribunal responsible for making decisions on who needs refugee protection, decisions about detention, and hears immigration appeals. Refugee claimants present their cases to the IRB. Claimants with a mental illness, however, may have unique difficulties in presenting their cases to the IRB. How does the IRB process the cases of claimants who may have mental health concerns? In this Refugee Mental Health Project webinar, Preeti Adhopia, Board Member of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, discusses the IRB’s efforts to give due consideration to refugee claimants’ individual situations when it comes to mental illness. She will discuss policy guidelines as they relate to claimants with mental health concerns and accommodations used in actual cases. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
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Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults 11:00 am
Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults @ Online
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. The objectives of this three-part series are to: Understand the risks and harms of opioid use for different populations. Understand treatment options for working with different populations. Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with different populations. This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
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Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day
The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term. A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food. Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

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Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

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Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 10 all-day

Push yourself to the limit at the 9th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by OneFoundation for Niagara Health.

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Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

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New and Evolving Elements of Research on Dementia @ Online
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There has been a systematic effort over the past few years to get a more accurate and early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of late-onset dementia. International guidelines for research diagnostic criteria are now leading to national guidelines for use of biomarkers, such as brain imaging using positron-emission tomography (PET). New ligands (radioactive makers of different brain changes) are being systematically studied across the range of AD (from no symptoms to mild complaints, then measurable memory decline, and then dementia), in order to see if there is a special timing of the disease where drugs acting on amyloid buildup, tau hyperphosphorylation, or neuroinflammation will be more useful.

Multiple clinical trials are running in Canada across the range of AD, in order to improve symptoms and/or modify disease progression. Updates on such studies are available on the Alz Soc of Canada web-site.

Other causes of dementia are also being studied, in particular fronto-temporal dementia. Special teams of investigators are studying the natural history of this condition (the GENFI study).

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

12-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ St. Catharines
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

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