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Post date: April 24, 2013

Dietitians of Canada (DC), in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA), and the University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to announce receipt of a one-year planning grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, effective March 1, 2013. 

Post date: April 17, 2013

To better understand how physical activity can contribute to the prevention and management of Alzheimer’s disease, the Ontario Brain Institute conducted a literature review of recent research.

In older adults without Alzheimer’s disease, those who were very physically active were almost 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as those who were inactive.

Post date: April 03, 2013

On Friday, March 15, 2013, Minding Our Bodies held a knowledge exchange and networking forum in Toronto, Ontario, to showcase the most promising practices based on the 2012/2013 Minding Our Bodies-funded programs. Program coordinators/ managers and allied partners shared what works in physical activity and healthy eating programming to support people at risk of, or living with, mental health and addiction issues. More than 45 people participated in the full-day workshop, hosted at the YWCA Elm Centre, a community support centre dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women.

Post date: February 21, 2013

On Friday, February 15, 2013, Minding Our Bodies held a knowledge exchange forum in Thunder Bay, Ontario, to explore the role of physical activity and healthy eating in mental health promotion and recovery from mental illness for youth. More than 50 people participated in the full-day workshop, hosted at Ka-Na-Chi-Hih, a specialized solvent abuse treatment centre serving First Nation youth.

Post date: January 31, 2013

 A new project, led by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, in partnership with YMCA Ontario and Parks and Recreation Ontario, will make the fitness sector more accessible for people with mental health-related disabilities. The goal of the Enabling Minds project is to reduce barriers that prevent people with mental health-related disabilities from accessing physical activity programs and resources at community centres, fitness clubs, parks and other recreation or fitness facilities.