A presentation made by Tom Shand, Executive Director of CMHA Alberta, to the Standing Committee on Health on February 4, 2009.Continue readingBill 52 Presentation to the Standing Committee on Health
CMHA’s Alberta Division office influences public policy at the provincial level with a multi-faceted approach that includes strengthening our relationship with government officials and politicians. In addition, we focus on the ongoing submission of briefs and presentations to government committees.
A presentation made by David Copus, Chair of CMHA Alberta, appearing before the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health on October 19, 2009.Continue readingPresentation to the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health
An addendum report submitted by Tom Shand, Executive Director of CMHA Alberta, following up David Copus’ October 29, 2009 presentation before the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health.Continue readingPresentation to the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health – Addendum Report
A presentation made by Tom Shand, Executive Director of CMHA Alberta, at the Giving Voice: Advocacy and Mental Health forum held in Edmonton on November 9, 2009.Continue readingLeft Speechless
A presentation made by Tom Shand, Executive Director of CMHA Alberta, at the Chronic Offenders Conference in Edmonton on January 26, 2010.Continue readingImpacts of Mental Health
Terminology and the stigma that is often associated with words is a prominent concern in the mental health field. The terms used to refer to persons with a mental illness who are using the public health services affect not only service providers and the individuals receiving the services, but the […]Continue readingWord Power: Terminology Research in Mental Health
A presentation made by Tom Shand, Executive Director of CMHA Alberta, on March 30, 2010.Continue readingEmployment Issues for Those Living with Mental Illness
A presentation made by Tom Shand, Executive Director of CMHA Alberta, to the Alberta Teachers’ Association on March 18, 2011.Continue readingCan We Talk?
While community treatment orders may have utility with a small number of severe and persistently ill people, the potential for abuse, the lack of clear outcome evidence and the availability of less coercive options would indicate that there should be a far greater priority in improving community resources than putting in place community treatment orders. […]Continue readingPosition Statement: Community Treatment Orders
The purpose of the Strategy is to transform the addiction and mental health system in Alberta. The ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of addiction, mental health problems and mental illness in Alberta through health promotion and prevention activities and to provide quality assessment, treatment and support services to […]Continue readingCreating Connections: Alberta’s Addiction and Mental Health Strategy