New website for seniors struggling with depression
Dr. Robert Madan led the development of a new website on seniors’ mental health with the support of Evelyn Burns-Weinrib who has experienced late-life depression and is an advocate on the issue. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a mental health ...
Electronic mental health record transforms care
When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of the essence,” says Thomas Jones, Manager of the Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health. He knows ...
Mental health educational resources designed for
Psychotherapy Essentials to Go contributors, (front row, L to R) Wayne Skinner, Dr. Mark Fefergrad, Carolynne Cooper (back row, L to R) Shelley McMain, Drs. Priya Watson, Paula Ravitz and Bob Maunder. A first-of-its-kind, five-part multimedia book series created by ...
Mental wellness: An excellent healthy
A team from Toronto East General Hospital receiving the Silver Award of Excellence at the Excellence Canada Gala in October. Photo credit: Gary Roork. Over a decade ago, the leaders at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) identified that a healthy ...
Healing retreats for young women with burn and
Participants at an Angel Faces retreat in California. The program is open to Canadians and applications can be sent online. Michelle, an Ontario native was travelling in the US with her family when they were involved in a tragic accident. ...
Movember helping break the silence in men’s
Movember, the global charity that raises funds and awareness for men’s health, has been changing the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache in Canada since 2007. Last year 247,441 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised over ...
The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience
Athena participated in a photoVoice group, allowing her to communicate a message about the darkness she faced during her addiction. Many of you have heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. What if that picture meant even ...
Research network to investigate the mental health
Dr. Andrew Howlett at the Just for Kids clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. As a child psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dr. Andrew Howlett has seen first-hand the powerful role fathers play in a child’s development – ...
New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis
The urgent consult clinic for children and adolescents at Hotel Dieu Hospital is supported by (l-r) Nicholas Axas, Social Worker; Dr. Nasreen Roberts, Psychiatrist; and Leanne Repetti, Registered Nurse. Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s ...
Connecting marginalized patients with the right level
Charlene Crews talks to Bill Hordij, St. Michael's Hospital patient, about community supports available through CATCH. When Charlene Crews comes to work at St. Michael’s Hospital she’s never entirely sure how her day will unfold. As one of three transitional ...
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →