1. Resources & Publications

    National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

    The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) was launched in 2013. It provides a comprehensive framework to help organizations of all types guide their current and future efforts in a way that provide the best return on investment. Adopting the Standard can...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Results Based Community Collaboration: Learnings from Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Initiative (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the November 20, 2019 webinar with presenters Jenny Stranges (Interim Executive Director, Quest Community Health Centre) and Despina Tzemis (Program Manager, Quest Community Health Centre). This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Project Management Team....
  3. Resources & Publications

    Cannabis Legalization: Year One Observations

    This brief provides a preliminary synthesis of Canada’s experience with cannabis legalization in the first year of retail sales. The brief focuses on evidence available to indicate progress against the public health and safety objectives of the Cannabis Act. Published By: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Publication Date:...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Better With Age: Move More Today for a Healthier Tomorrow – 2019 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults

    Aging is a part of life: one that includes numerous memorable milestones and experiences, special moments with family, and opportunities to travel and learn new skills. But growing older can also bring about new challenges – increased prevalence of chronic diseases, memory loss, an increase in slips and falls and,...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Kids Need to Move More to Boost Their Brain Health: 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

    The 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth includes an Expert Statement on Physical Activity and Brain Health in Children and Youth, based on the findings of a team of experts in paediatric neuroscience and exercise science. There are important connections between the health of the...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Toolkit: Serving Up Local for Long-Term Care Mealtime Engagement

    This toolkit is a summary of resources tested during the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance project, ‘Serving Up Local’ Training pilot project that took place primarily at Allendale long-term care home in Halton Region from December 2017 to May 2018. The project tested learning opportunities for staff that work...
  7. Community Blog

    Community Health and Wellbeing Week: Register to Attend a Niagara-focused webinar to Learn about Collaboration Lessons from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT)

    Between October 21st and October 27th, Quest Community Health Centre will take part in the annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. We will be joined by more than 100 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario. The 2019 theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. This week-long festivity...
  8. Community Blog

    Youth Across Niagara Gain Access to Free Mental Health Services in Their Own Backyard

    Over the summer of 2019, Pathstone Mental Health has been busy working with communities across the Niagara region, resulting in the creation of eight Hear & Now Walk In Clinics. These clinics, operated by Pathstone, offer one-on-one mental health counselling for children and youth up to age 18 and their...
  9. Community Blog

    Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...

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