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January 31, 2018: Improving Quality of Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Toronto, ON: When a child with a developmental disability is placed into a privately-operated residential care agency by a Toronto-based Children’s Aid Society, that agency is expected to adhere to the compliance requirements for the Children’s Services sector. 

After the child transitions to adulthood, he or she often continues to reside at the same agency. That agency has not been obligated to meet the compliance requirements of the Adult Developmental Services sector, even though it is now supporting an adult client. Consequently, these adult clients generally do not access age-appropriate services to meet their unique needs after they transition into adulthood...

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November 6, 2017: Integrating Hospital and Community-Based Services

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Many people experiencing a mental health crisis turn to emergency departments (EDs) such as North York General Hospital’s Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency for help. Treating mental health issues, however, often requires more than a hospital ED visit. Once stabilized in the acute care setting, it can be vital to receive follow-up care for non-life threatening issues in the community...

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May 25, 2015: Cota and Toronto North Support Services at the Addictions & Mental Health Ontario Conference 2015

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December 1, 2014: Cota Launches Pilot Project for Vulnerable TCHC Tenants

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June 19, 2014: Cota's Annual Event

Cota hosted its annual event on June 19, 2014, the Ontario Heritage Centre.  Some of the new innovative community initiatives that we are involved in were profiled at this event. Guest speakers presented information about our collaborations with St. Michael’s Hospital, the City of Toronto and Black Creek Community Health Centre.

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May 29, 2014:  Malvern Employment & Social Services Health Fair

Cota was at this event; we thank the attendees who visited us at this fair. Organized by Toronto Employment & Social Services, this event allowed service providers, Toronto residents and Ontario Works clients the opportunity to learn more about the many health services and supports available, including diabetes, TB, mental health, addiction and other health promotional programs.

May 25-29, 2014: Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference

Cota was a platinum level sponsor at the 2014 Annual Addictions and Mental Health Ontario Conference.

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May 25, 2014: Peace of Minds Walk

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May 14, 2014: DSTO Info Fair

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October 21, 2013: "Strong Scarborough" Community Information Fair

Cota was at this event; we thank the attendees who visited us at this fair. Organized by Toronto Employment & Social Services, over 60 community agencies and the City of Toronto were represented at this event. Attendees learned about employment services, housing, health care and more.

September 25, 2013: Our 40th Anniversary and New Brand Launch

Celebrating 40 years of providing service to people living with mental health and cognitive challenges

We marked our 40th anniversary by hosting a celebration event. Collectively, our services inspire positive change in the lives of over 2,000 Torontonians every year. Frank O’Dea, co-founder of Second Cup was the keynote speaker at this event and shared his journey from homeless panhandler to entrepreneur and author.

COTA Health launched a new brand at this event and is now known simply as Cota. 

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September 21, 2013: Brain Injury Society of Toronto's (BIST's) 3rd Annual Run, Walk Roll

Since its inception in 2011, Cota has participated in BIST’s Run, Walk, Roll. This year's run was a success despite the rain!

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