66% of Canadian men* believe men’s mental health is worse today than it’s ever been 55% of Canadian men* fear they’ve missed out on life chances they’ll never get back due to COVID-19, while 50% believe living through the pandemic may have changed their mental health forever Encouragingly, 82% of all Canadian men^ surveyed considered mental health a…

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The field is an increasingly popular second career option thanks to its diversity and anti-oppressive focus. Psychotherapy as a profession has been around for years along with other types of therapy and counselling. But in Ontario, it has taken much longer for the field to become regulated. Since the establishment of the College of Registered…

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After more than a year of lockdowns and shifting restrictions across the country, experts say pandemic fatigue is setting in — and that could affect our willingness to stick to the rules. “Lockdown restrictions are not good for people’s mental health,” said Dr. Steven Taylor, a psychiatry professor at the University of British Columbia and…

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New Brunswick’s college of psychologists is speaking out against portions of Bill 35, An Act Respecting Empowering the School System, that they say would allow some teachers to administer and score psychoeducational assessments.  Psychoeducational assessments refer to testing performed by psychologists to identify learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children. The legislation, introduced on March 17, would allow teachers with a…

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Toronto March 9, 2021 This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In a display of solidarity, 20 health organizations across the province are asking the public to remember those who have died from the virus by honouring their memory and reflecting on the hope that lies…

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For almost 12 months now, Canada’s teenagers have essentially been locked up with their parents. By the time the pandemic ends, two sets of graduations and proms will have been cancelled, along with a year and a half of sports tournaments, school plays, movies, dates and parties – basically, everything they’d been promised would make…

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Today, I had the pleasure of presenting at the annual PHIPA Connections Summit. This year, the summit presenters explored emerging issues related to personal health information management in a pandemic. In my presentation, I shared some health sector statistics from 2020, touched on the recent changes to Ontario’s health privacy law, PHIPA, and introduced our new guidance…

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The call for presenters for the Virtual OAMHP Annual Conference (September 23 – October 2, 2021) is now open! DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 31, 2021 Please submit your proposal to: jlacroix@oamhp.ca Speaker selection will be made before: April 30, 2021 The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) is Ontario’s largest Association of mental health…

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An app created by University of Manitoba researchers will give Indigenous community members a voice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Indigenous app, now available for download on iOS and Android, permits local health directors to gather information through questionnaires, allowing them to roll out effective programming for their communities, including COVID-19 vaccination programs. Data…

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