On this page we will describe local, provincial and national initiatives.
This is a 5km walk that increases public awareness about mental health. Since 2009, Montreal Walks For Mental Health has helped fight the stigma about mental illness. The next Walk will take place on Sunday, October 20th, 2013. Please click the link above for more information.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada was established in 2007 as an independent, non-for-profit organization funded by the government of Canada.
According to the 10-year Health Canada funding agreement, the Commission will undertake three major initiatives:
-Develop a Mental Health Strategy for Canada
-Create a national Knowledge exchange Centre
-Implement a national anti-stigma/anti discrimination initiative.
The Vision of the Commission is:
A society that values and promotes mental health and helps people living with mental health problems and mental illness to lead meaningful and productive lives.
The Mission of the Commission is:
To promote mental health in Canada and change the attitudes of Canadians towards mental health problems and mental illness, and to work with stakeholders to improve mental health services and support.
Partners for Mental Health is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the way we think about, act towards, and treat mental health. This website has a wealth of information about battling stigma and features personal stories about mental illness and mental health. Pledge your support today to improve mental health in Canada!