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Health Equity

CMHA Toronto is developing a framework for Health Equity.

Health Equity refers to achieving the highest level of health for all people by equalizing the conditions that promote wellness, especially for those who have experienced disadvantages due to gender, race, ethnicity, education, income, or disability. Creating this framework brings together our key priority areas – equity and diversity, consumer engagement and advocacy – in a coordinated and strategic way. This will move us closer to achieving our mission:

Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.



 On July 17th, CMHA Toronto partnered with CMHA Ontario, Health Nexus and the Ministry of Health to deliver a webinar on the HEIA. This webinar explores the concepts of equity issues in mental health in Ontario and how the Health Equity Impact Assessment can be an important tool for service delivery and program planning. An orientation to the HEIA tool and case studies are also provided.

The webinar can be viewed online at:

The Opening Doors Project

The Opening Doors Project is about strengthening, fostering and cultivating healthier communities in Ontario.

The Opening Doors Project provides a FREE Workshop Series for newcomer communities, communities of mental health survivors, mental health services, agencies and institutions.  These two-hour workshops are appropriate for English-language learners and can be tailored to specific audiences and needs.

To learn more about The Opening Doors Project please visit their website:


We are happy to share with you a short film on The Opening Doors Project – Migration and Mental Health, produced by The Weather Network.

If you are interested in attending one of the Opening Doors Project workshops, please call 416-789-7957 x 3244 or email

The Opening Doors Project: Mental Health + Equity + Diversity FREE workshop series

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