1. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms (2015-2017) [report]

    This report provides a summary of key findings about the costs and harms of substance use in Canada from 2015 to 2017. Data include the costs of various substances such as alcohol, tobacco, opioids, and cannabis. The data are also broken down into four categories: healthcare costs, lost productivity costs,...
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    Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19 [infographic]

    A one-page poster that provides information about accessing virtual care for substance use and mental health during COVID-19. It highlights the importance of seeking mental health and substance use care early and provides a list of virtual care options that are available to offer support. Published By: Canadian Centre on...
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    International Overdose Awareness Day – Downloadable Resources

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The IOAD began in Australia in 2001 and became a program of the Penington Institute, which advances health and community...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Mood Walks: The Role of Parks and Recreation in Mental Health Promotion

    This is policy brief #45 from the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University. Dr. Kyle Rich and Dr. Martha Barnes from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock report on their research in which they examined a partnership that sought to promote mental health by encouraging participants to...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition: Update and New Resources (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the June 11, 2020 webinar with presenters Shannon McHugh, Keegan Kaior, Stephanie Hicks and Joanne Bovine. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC). Fifty-six (56) participants joined this event from thirty-six (36) different organizations. Webinar...
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    Observations in Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario

    At the request of the Province of Ontario, in late April 2020, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical personnel and troops were sent to long-term care facilities in Etobicoke, North York, Pickering, Scarborough and Brampton. These facilities were in urgent and immediate need of personnel to provide humanitarian relief and medical...
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    Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis

    The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at Canadian long-term residential care facilities. This report’s short-term recommendations include: -making all staff permanent and limiting their work to one nursing home; -raising staff wages and benefits, especially sick leave; -rapidly providing testing for all those living,...
  8. Community Blog

    It’s Go Time, Pathstone wants you to take The 5Five5 Challenge!

    On the 5th day of the 5th month, Pathstone Foundation kicked off a new interactive campaign to raise vital funds in support of children’s mental health through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. With the cancellation of dozens of community events due to the pandemic, we are estimating a financial loss...
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    COVID-19 in Canada (Online Dashboard)

    This online dashboard provides a snapshot of Canadian coronavirus cases, allowing people to track pandemic infections across the country each day. A simple map and graph on the site track daily numbers of reported infections, how many Canadians have recovered or died from the coronavirus, and numbers of people tested...

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