Minister of Health’s message for Brain Awareness Week

March 12, 2018

Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, issued a statement for Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18), highlighting the importance of Canada’s participation in research and innovation in projects related to the brain. In particular, she highlights ACCESS Open Minds as an inspiring reminder of the importance of the brain and mental health among young…

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Integrated Mental Health Leadership Council expands support to Sarnia

January 30, 2018

An integrated approach to mental health care for youth is being supported by organizations in the Sarnia-Lambton region in southwestern Ontario. These groups include the HUB, a community collaborative project that provides wraparound services for youth in the community within a centralized, safe space, as well as the local Canadian Mental Health Association and St. Clair…

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Final homage to Father Emmett ‘Pops’ Johns

January 28, 2018

This past weekend, hundreds of Montrealers gathered downtown at Saint Patrick’s Basilica to celebrate the life and legacy of Father Emmett ‘Pops’ Johns, founder of Dans la rue, the co-lead organization for ACCESS OM-RIPAJ. In 1988, at the age of 60 and after decades serving as a parish priest, Father Johns felt called to reach…

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Alicia Raimundo: one of CAMH’s 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health

November 29, 2017

    CAMH names Alicia Raimundo a Difference Maker: one of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health!   Congratulations Alicia! As a “mental health superhero”, Alicia is involved in numerous youth mental health initiatives locally in Toronto, nationally and internationally – Alicia’s everywhere it seems, very superhero like. Alicia’s is a creative critical thinker, a…

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Dr. Ashok Malla is a CAMH Difference Maker

November 17, 2017

Please join the entire ACCESS OM network in congratulating Dr. Ashok Malla as being named one of the 150 Difference Makers in mental health. Read more about it here!   Dr. Malla joins Cliff Ballantyne, along with many others, in being recognized for the difference they are making for individuals who are on their pathway to…

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ACCESS OM Knowledge Sharing Session: “Stepping up on Queer and Trans Youth Mental Health” – Nov 1, 2017 – 1-2PM EST

October 24, 2017

Montréal Walks for Mental Health: October 15, 2017

August 16, 2017

Film Festival on Mental Illness: Festival du film Au Contraire, October 24-27, 2017

August 16, 2017

University of Alberta – ACCESS Open Minds Project Launch (Sept 20)

July 6, 2017

Foundations in Patient Oriented Research Training Opportunity (June 8, 9, 26-29th, July 6, 7, 2017)

June 2, 2017