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 in Eskasoni First Nation celebrates their new Youth Space!

November 10, 2017

November 9, 2017: The ACCESS Open Minds team in Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia, celebrated the Grand Opening of their Youth Space – as well as the ongoing transformation of youth mental health services in the community – to a building of supporters from both the community and from around the country. The space, which…

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Parc-Extension site celebrates its public launch!

October 27, 2017

October 17, 2017: The ACCESS Open Minds Parc-Extension team celebrated the official public launch of their transformed service and youth space at the CLSC Parc-Extension to a gathering of youth, service providers, community members, and key governmental representatives. Punctuated by rap, visual art, multimedia video, and music performances, the event really highlighted the youth-oriented vision…

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Vancouver: Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

April 17, 2018

Walk So Kids Can Talk: Kids Help Phone fundraiser May 6, 2018

March 27, 2018

3rd ACCESS OM Network Meeting: April 30-May 2, 2018

March 27, 2018

Mental Health Commission of Canada: HEADSTRONG Summit (April 17, 2018)

March 26, 2018

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

October 24, 2017

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