Ontario Hub

May 27, 2022

Dear Hub Members,

Canada is one of the healthiest countries in the world, and everyone in Canada deserves opportunities to thrive and lead a healthy life.

According to Public Health Canada, positive mental health is “the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and social well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity.”

The importance for every individual to have the resources and opportunities for health and wellbeing in order to be able to address systemic health challenges and barriers can never be overemphasized.  As such, we have carefully gathered the following  resources that will be helpful to you and your loved ones. Should you have other resources you would like to share with us for future broadcast, we would be happy to oblige.

Canada-wide mental health resources (CCMHS)

The CCMHS mandate is to provide high quality, evidence-based, and timely services and resources to clients in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment.

Telus Health MyCare app is changing the landscape

MyCare app connects people with mental health services in an easy, timely and accessible way. It is available to Canadians across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, no matter which phone provider they’re with. Users who download the app are instantly connected to a network of registered mental health professionals from wherever they are, removing some of those barriers to access.

Mental health support: Get help

Free and confidential mental health and substance use support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Wellness Together Canada.

Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental health and substance use concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding from the Government of Canada. It’s mission is to improve the mental health and wellness of people across Canada.

Other Updates

1. The Word On The Street:  Toronto Book & Magazine Festival 

The Word On The Street champions reading and writing in Canada primarily through a free celebration of storytelling, ideas and imagination. On the weekend of June 11-12 at Queens Park Circle , visit  Debra Williams  at Booth KS9A, as she exhibits her book Church Hat – A Colorful, Illustrated Children’s Book About the Joy of Being Loved As You Are.

2. The Federation of Black Canadians in partnership with BlackCAN and Black Opportunity Fund cordially invites you to Black Civic Engagement event, RSVP here!. We invite our community members and non-members to participate.

Date and time: Tuesday May 31, 2022, 8:00pm EST/ 5:00PST

The following candidates will be in attendance:

  • The Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Scarborough-Guildwood, Mitzie Hunter

  • The Ontario New Democratic Party candidate for York South-Weston, Faisal Hassan

  • The Green Party of Ontario candidate for Brampton-East, Jamaal Blackwood

As of publication, the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party of Ontario are unable to confirm a candidate to attend the event. The event will be moderated by Tiffany Mongu – an Associate Producer at CBC.

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Calling all Ontario Black residents aged 18-34! Your participation in our STBBI project is vital for equity-led research. By joining, you’re not just contributing data – you’re helping ensure that future interventions are tailored to the needs of our community.

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