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January 17, 2018

Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU's Mental Health and Addictions Division sent the following open letter to Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, regarding the mental health and homelessness crisis.  

January 10, 2018

Owen Sound – Staff at HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addictions Services will be in conciliation with their employer on Tuesday, February 13.

December 18, 2017

Ottawa – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) continues to grow in strength, with 61 staff at Maison Fraternité voting to become members of the union. The agency provides treatment and rehabilitation services for francophones with addictions and/or mental health issues.

December 13, 2017

Hamilton – Employees with the Hamilton branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) who provide services to adults with serious mental illness have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

December 13, 2017

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the letter below to Ontario Minister of Labour Minister Kevin Flynn today regarding a research project announced last week

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Health Care Divisional Council


Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm


Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Support Mental Health Week May 2-8

OPSEU is encouraging all of its members to mark Mental Health Week on their calendars. This is an important week for all Canadians, not just those suffering mental health issues.  It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves about how our mental health impacts our overall health.  more...