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August 3, 2011

A decision by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to delay divestment of the Psychiatric Patient Advocacy Office (PPAO) to the Canadian Mental Health Association pending consultations with key stakeholders is an overdue but welcomed step in the right direction.

July 20, 2011

(TORONTO) – There must be a judicial review before the Ontario government moves ahead with its controversial plan to have the Canadian Mental Health Association take over operation of the independent Psychiatric Patients Advocacy Office (PPAO), the president of the Ontario Public Service Employee

March 29, 2011

(SARNIA) – Despite assurances by the Canadian Mental Health Association that costs will be trimmed and wait times reduced as a result of local mergers, the evidence shows that the ranks of management are growing along with wait times.

November 18, 2010

Ontario is falling desperately short in its responsibility to protect and rehabilitate mental health patients who find themselves caught in the criminal justice system, says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.

Waypoint: Stay Safe, Be Safe

Health Care Divisional Council

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...