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TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
September 30, 2021 marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honoured the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.
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Remembering the lives of all of the children whose remains were discovered at the sites of Indian Residential Schools in Canada.
TO ALL OUR VALUED CLIENTS AT MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTIONS
COVID-19 Virus IS VERY SERIOUS – LIFE THREATENING
Due to the seriousness of the Corona Virus otherwise known as COVID-19, Mental Health Connections will be closed for face-to-face groups until further notice. This is for the safety of our clients and staff. We are following the requirements of the Public Health Unit by not providing service to groups on site. You are invited to register for any of our online programs by calling the office at 519-256-4854.
A stay-at-home order went into effect in Ontario on Thursday, January 14th. For details visit: Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives
So in the meantime, please try to protect yourselves by:
- Staying at home, unless it is an emergency to go out;
- If you must go out, wear a mask and avoid crowds by staying a 6-foot distance from others;
- Washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds frequently;
- Keeping hands away from face;
- Eating at home and ordering groceries online whenever possible; and
- For updates, refer to the MHC Website and Facebook page.
Staff are making wellness calls daily. If you are feeling stressed or require support of any type, please call the office. Leave a message and your call will be returned asap.
Everyone please keep safe, we care about your well-being.
Jean Laforge, Executive Director and Staff at Mental Health Connections
Mental Health Connections (MHC) was established in April 2004. MHC provides Psycho-Social Rehabilitation services (recovery strategies) to clients with a mental illness as a result of an integration with three groups – Programmed Activity for Therapy and Health (PATH), Consumer Survivor Alliance of Windsor-Essex County (CSAW) and the Family Mental Health Network (FMHN).
MHC provides services to 1,000 plus clients who range from 16 to 84 years of age. Since the successful integration, MHC has surpassed the level of service to our client base. Through careful planning, strategic partnerships and support of other community agencies, MHC has positioned itself as an integral transparent and necessary agency in Windsor-Essex.
MHC embraces a welcoming environment in which individuals can strive to maximize their potential by accessing a variety of strategies for recovery – educational, health and fitness, recreational, social, peer support and vocational activities.
Our Board, staff, funders, volunteers and community partners can all be credited for the pride that we enjoy today with respect to the quality of services we are able to offer.
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