housing / mental health

October 19 Townhall – MHCC Homelessness and Mental Health Project in Toronto

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is now implementing research demonstration projects in mental health and homelessness across the country. The projects are being implemented in five different cities. They will look at the Housing First model of intervention. A total of 2225 homeless people living with a mental illness will participate. 1,325 Canadians from … Continue reading

human rights / mental health / prisoners' rights

Prison ombudsman warns more death could occur

This article is from today’s issue of the Ottawa Telegraph-Journal, written by Rob Linke.   2 years ago, after the death of Ashley Smith, the Correctional Investigator made strong recommendations about changing CSC’s practice of leaving people in segregation cells for extended periods of time, particularly prisoners with mental health issue.   Those recommendations have not been … Continue reading