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IMPACT REPORT
CARING COMMUNITY AWARDS
TALK TODAY
RIDE DON'T HIDE
SUCCESS STORIES
STATS
DONORS
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# of clients served: 21,515
# of Client Visits: 78,713
Clients Served: 5,418
Identified Clients: 3,137
Non-Identified Clients: 2,281
Mobile Visits
without Police: 13,654
Mobile Visits
with Police: 
708
Mental Health
First Aid / Staff: 
51
ASSIST
Training / Staff: 
30
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
2017
Mississauga Steelheads & CMHA Peel Dufferin Team-up again for Talk Today
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7700 Hurontario Street
Suite 314
Brampton, ON 
L6Y 4M3 Monday - Friday:
9am - 5pm 905.451.2123 info@cmhapeel.ca cmhapeeldufferin.ca
ENHANCED ACCESS
Samim Hasham
LEADERS / $5,000

 

In 2017 our Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) program, introduced Wellness Wednesdays – a new program designed to introduce and connect individuals in a meaningful way to the EPI team, their peers and ‘wellness’ as a critical concept in recovery. We wanted to help clients develop coping strategies and resilience, while establishing social relationships and connections – all key aspects of recovery. Wellness Wednesdays was co-designed in collaboration with the people who use the program. This gave voice to EPI clients as they shared their experiences and thoughts in a structured and safe process. This process also enabled the program to be tailored to the needs of the individuals in the service. Three times a year new and existing EPI program clients attend Wellness Wednesday to: 1. Create a Wellness Toolkit. Program staff created a series of stations (crafts, puzzles, writing, painting, beading, music) and activities (ice-breakers, mindfulness, walks, helpful apps, team games) that clients could rotate through to build their Wellness Toolkit 2. Connect with peers 3. Meet EPI staff team members 4. Build confidence & comfort to participate and co-lead other EPI activities 5. Engage family participation Wellness Wednesdays resulted in clients and families engaging in other activities the EPI program holds throughout the year - an on-going calendar series of social activities such as snow-tubing, laser tag, hiking, cooking and picnics. This approach has resulted in clients meeting up on their own and starting their own groups such as a book club and writing group, in addition to increased coping skills and greater family satisfaction.
RAAC Rapid Access Addiction Clinic opens in response to Ontario opioid crisis
CMHA Peel Dufferin’s new Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC) provides barrier free immediate access and care to clients. RAAC clinics are accessible to clients without appointments or medical referrals. They offer both medication and psychosocial interventions from the first visit, ensuring a holistic approach to addressing clients’ substance use. The goal of the RAAC clinic is to meet clients where they are at and work with them to create a care plan that fits their goals. The RAAC clinic model is very flexible and can be adjusted to suit a variety of contexts. At its essence, the model is intended to be (a) low-barrier, (b) walk-in, and (c) client-centred. Low-barrier – We understand that clients with substance use disorders are often struggling with multiple health and social challenges. Our RAAC clinics are open to anyone who wants help addressing their substance use. Walk-in – RAAC clinics see clients without referrals or booked appointments. Clients are seen on a walk-in basis during specified hours. The walk-in model gives clients the flexibility to attend when they are able to, without the pressure of having to make and keep a scheduled appointment. Client-centred – There is no single approach to substance use disorder treatment; different types of care work for different clients. The RAAC clinic model is intended to give each client a voice in their own care, allowing them to set their own goals and co-develop a treatment plan with the clinician. The role of the clinician is to give the client a range of options (including harm reduction advice, counselling, and referrals to psychosocial treatments) and help them decide what would work best for them. Once the clients are stable, they are transferred back to primary care for long-term management.
On Sunday, June 25, 2017 cyclists of all ages took to the Caledon Hills for CMHA Peel Dufferin’s Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser. Across Canada Ride Don’t Hide 2017 raised over $1.5 million nationally for mental health programs and services in 30 communities from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Locally, 230 riders raised over $50,400 for CMHA Peel Dufferin’s youth mental health and awareness programs. Ride Don’t Hide 2017 was marked by remarkable weather: the event had to be moved at the last minute due to flooding, and cyclists had to contend with thunderstorms, and even hail, partway through the ride. Despite the weather cyclists and families came out to show their support for mental health programs and to honour loved ones living with mental illness as well as those lost to suicide. Special thanks to our Ride Don’t Hide 2017 Ambassadors, Kelly Scanlan and Alana Ziobroski, both members of Midweek Cycling Club. Kelly and Alana had both participated in the Ride the previous year and cycling has played a role in their own recovery. “When I rode in Ride Don’t Hide last year I was struggling with mental health issues. I was just starting to use physical activity as a way to fight back,” says Kelly, (who was also a 2017 Invictus Games Team Canada athlete). “In the last year I’ve been training hard for the Invictus Games, and I have seen a huge improvement in my life. This has led me to want to raise awareness for others who may be struggling or who may know someone who is struggling. “To look around at the Ride and realize, that so many others who are riding have their own connection to the cause, gives me hope that one day we will eliminate the stigma around mental illness” says Alana.
DirectSmiles / Lillian Yee
Caring Community Awards
DirectSmiles is a professional mobile dental hygiene service bringing quality dental hygiene care directly to clients. The goal of directSmiles is to reduce barriers to quality, client-focused oral health care through increasing access to dental hygiene services. With open minds, listening ears and bright smiles, Lillian Yee and her team from directSmiles have brought their services directly to our clients for the last 5 years – free of charge. The free services provided to clients include dental/oral health assessments, scaling, dental polishing, oral care education, fluoride treatments and fillings. Additionally, each client receives help navigating the dental care system at large and is given contact information for other cost free dental and dental hygiene services in the community. As primary oral health care providers and educators, the team at DirectSmiles recognize the important connection between oral health, general health and mental health. As such Lillian has been a tremendous resource to CMHA workers, providing them with knowledge and insights to enable them to better support our clients who require Oral healthcare. Lillian also participates in our annual Client Wellness Expo, providing education sessions, handing out information and resources, including toothbrushes, and contributing door prizes. CMHA Peel Dufferin greatly values their ongoing and generous support; their open and caring approach; and their commitment to helping individuals with mental health concerns have access to quality dental care.
The Honourable Justice Katherine McLeod
For almost 20 years Madame Justice Katherine McLeod has been a strong advocate for those with mental illness in the Ontario Court of Justice. She was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton in 1999 and was instrumental in establishing the Mental Health Court. Justice McLeod has also been at the forefront of the ongoing development of the mental health and justice system in Peel and is previous the Chair of the Alternative Resolution Court (ARC) Committee formerly known as the Peel Mental Health Court Committee. Under her leadership the ARC has expanded to address the emerging needs of our community. The Court now supports not only those living with mental illness, but also those with dual diagnoses, concurrent disorders, acquired brain injury, intellectual disabilities and age related illness. The ARC has an established mandate to ensure that this problem solving court reaches those that would most benefit from “therapeutic jurisprudence.” Justice McLeod worked in collaboration with CMHA Peel Dufferin, the Peel Crown’s attorney’s office, Legal Aid Ontario, Peel Regional Police and the Peel Defence Bar to establish pathways and protocols for individuals with mental illness to have their criminal matters heard in a non-traditional court. She also advocated for the ARC to be expanded from 2.5 hours two days per week to 5 hours two days per week to better address the needs of the community. Throughout her career Justice McLeod has been an advocate for individuals with mental health and addictions issues and works to dispel myths and stigma associated with mental illness, and increase awareness of mental health supports by participating in panel discussions, conferences and symposia. Currently Justice McLeod spearheads the Judicial Pretrial Justice system in Brampton, working to alleviate some of the pretrial delays that have plagued this jurisdiction for years. Justice McLeod received her LL.B. from the London School of Economics and was called to the Bar of England and Whales in 1981. She began her career in Canada at The Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. From 2001 – 2005 she was the Criminal Education Chair for the Ontario Court of Justice, coordinating the planning of all Ontario Court of Justice education. She has recently been appointed Chair of the National Education Committee of the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges.
Thank You Donors
Recovery West
Attendees: 21,329 (Average of 67.7 per day)
Groups and Workshops included: • Family Connections: 12 week skill-building group • Understanding Substance Use and Addiction Workshop • Recovery Supporters Workshop: All designed to help families understand how to support their loved one in recovery while taking care of themselves.
Awarded: The Hasham family generously created a new scholarship program for - students of any age with lived experience of mental health and addictions issues.
Public Education & Training
Youth Net
Vocational
Clients: 
316
Presentations and displays for local schools and community groups: 
162
The Mississauga Steelheads once again partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin (CMHA Peel Dufferin) for Talk Today Program and Hockey game, raising awareness about the impor tance of mental health in the Peel Dufferin community. Talk Today is a youth mental health initiative presented by Teachers Life. The ultimate goal of Talk Today game is to combat stigma by starting a conversation around mental health and encourage young people to seek help when they need it. This year’s Talk Today Awareness game took place on February 23rd at the Hershey Centre. Presented by Teachers Life in 16 different OHL communities, Talk Today awareness games feature a CMHA Peel Dufferin kiosk with knowledgeable and trained mental health staff who provide information to Steelheads fans and answer general questions about how and where they could seek more information or help. A key piece of the Talk Today program has been to educate players, their families and coaches about mental health and suicide. To date, players on all 20 OHL teams have received mental health training specific to suicide awareness. The Mississauga Steelheads is also linked to a CMHA Mental Health Coach - who provides information and resources to the players as well as the people that surround them. “Our players and staff are very thankful for the life training skills provided to us from CMHA. As a team we are honoured to play a part in discrediting any negative stigma that may be attached to mental health issues in our community.” states James Richmond, Mississauga Steelheads Head Coach.
Families served, family programs and groups: 
350
Hasham $1,000 Scholarships: 
5
Staff participation in Education &
Training: 
166
Trauma Staff Training - Certificate Program: 
9
Trauma Training -
Transference & Counter transference, Complex Trauma: 
40
Group Program Sessions: 
754
CONTINUUM OF CARE
Participants: 
13,259
Training &
Workshops: 
171
Displays: 
37
Drop-In
Clients: 
6,983 (Non-Identified)
Attendees: 
6,005
Attendees: 
5,632
Attendees: 
3,487
ASSIST
Training: 
30
New offices in Dufferin Our new office is located in the heart of Orangeville to ensure that individuals and families have improved access to quality mental health and addictions care when they need it, in their community.
Facts & Snacks: Staff initiative to provide a series of educational sessions for direct service staff to them in navigating community resources, strengthening local partnerships, and facilitating referrals.
Success
Stories
Wellness Wednesday’s Client success with a Co-Designed Introduction to a Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) team
Report
Videos
David Smith / CEO Wilma Clarke / Board Chair
Compassion Fatigue / Staff: 
22
2017-2018 / Impact Report
21 Active organizational projects and 8 Continuous Improvement projects in 2017-18 • Trained 40 staff in project management and 25 in quality improvement • Business Case Development Training • Reduced time required for statistical and financial reporting
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- Member -
Solange Losier
- Member - Phil Lynn
- Member - Tehani Mott
- Member - Sangeeta Patel
- Member - Kumee Rao
- Member - Grant Clark
- Secretary - Penny Connors
- Member - Linden King
- Member - Susan Larkini
- Member - Wilma Clarke
- Chair - Neil Brydon
- Past Chair - Patrick Fradley-Davis
- Vice Chair - Lauren Bernardi
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Solange Losier
- Member -
Phil Lynn
- Member -
Tehani Mott
- Member -
Sangeeta Patel
- Member -
Kumee Rao
- Member -
Grant Clark
- Secretary -
Penny Connors
- Member -
Linden King
- Member -
Susan Larkini
- Member -
Wilma Clarke
- Chair -
Neil Brydon
- Past Chair -
Patrick Fradley-Davis
- Vice Chair -
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