Turn The Tables On Opioid Crisis In Toronto With the term “Opioid Crisis” proliferating over traditional and digital medias on an almost daily basis, the call for immediate action is now. Toronto hospitals experienced the highest number of drug related emergency room visits of the year last week, and it is becoming abundantly clear that what ever is being done currently is clearly not working. It is in difficult times that solutions to complex and widespread problems and [...] — Addiction Research, Canadian Centre for AddictionsRead More
Participating In The 12th Annual Walk For Mental Health Awareness On June 10, 2017, we had the opportunity to gather with community residents and government officials to participate in Durham Region’s 12th annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness. Our very own Jim McKenny (recovery coach, former Toronto Maple Leaf) was the emcee of the event, and I assisted where I could.[rev_slider durham-walk]In an effort to promote positive mental health, the event’s message was to “let people [...] — Canadian Centre for AddictionsRead More
Advocating for Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace Karman Sandhu & Seth FletcherTo highlight the New Workplace, The Workplace Safety & Prevention Services had it’s Partners in Prevention Conference & Trade Show on May 2 and 3rd at the International Centre in Mississauga. The purpose of this show was to communicate and bring awareness of any health or safety concerns that employers and employees face on a daily basis at work. With new Cannabis legislation expected in [...] — Canadian Centre for Addictions, For EmployeeRead More
Drug Testing In This Transit Agency Last week the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) filed documents to further the Transit Agency’s plan to implement random alcohol and drug testing for its employees.The union which represents TTC workers is vehemently opposed to this protocol.Herein lies the conundrum. The Union states that TTC employees should not have to prove that they are not using substances, and such testing should be the result of incident or behaviour [...] — Canadian Centre for Addictions, For EmployeeRead More
CCFA Attends the Criminal Lawyers Association Fall Conference, 2016 The Canadian Centre for Addiction (CCFA) was delighted to participate in the 44th Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) Fall Conference located in downtown Toronto at the Marriott Eaton Centre. [caption id="attachment_86158" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Justin & Darren with some attendees[/caption]This annual Conference is Canada’s largest criminal law conference and it attracts more than 700 defence lawyers, judiciary, educators, reporters and other prominent legal guests from across [...] — Canadian Centre for AddictionsRead More
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