Hospitality Stay Strong

ORHMA’s Hospitality Stay Strong mental health support portal goes live

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has officially launched its extensive Hospitality Stay Strong mental health portal to support the foodservice industry during these tough times.

ORHMA notes there continues to be a rise in concern about the mental health of the industry’s employees, supervisors, managers, and owners.

“We have heard from many of you asking for more when it comes to mental health,” says a statement from the association.

The Hospitality Stay Strong portal is available to all within the industry, with no passwords and no personal information required for access.

“It is important that you have access to confidential mental health information — who to call, tools, downloads, webinars delivered by CAMH, and even free internet therapy,” says ORHMA.

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In addition, ORHMA notes it has reviewed the responses and comments from its recent industry surveys, and has compiled all the information from that feedback into this portal.

“It is important to us that your voice is heard when it comes to mental health and that you have access to the information you are looking for through this portal,” adds the statement.

ORHMA is kindly asking for as many people as possible to take its two-minute survey to provide the association with some feedback and comments to ensure that it is meeting everyone’s mental health needs.

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ORHMA says it will continue to grow the resources and information available in the portal.

“We are proud to stand united with you to talk about the mental health of our sector,” concludes the statement.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with ORHMA directly, you can reach the association at (905) 361-0268 or (800) 668-8906, or by email at info@orhma.com.

The portal can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, in an effort to stabilize the restaurant industry, ORHMA has united with local restaurant owners and the Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas (OCOBIA) to request government relief for restaurants through reducing or eliminating HST collection and remittance until restaurants return to full dining.

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