On this page we will describe local, provincial and national initiatives.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
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.
NEW in 2013: The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released National Guidelines to support caregivers to someone with a mental illness. Click HEREfor details.
CAP was created following the publication in December 2012 of the report on mental health services by the Health and Welfare Commissioner of Québec in which equitable access to psychotherapy services, as part of a treatment plan for mental health problems, was identified as an unmet need.
CAP is composed of a number of organizations like AMI-Quebec, as well as experts in the field of health services who believe that psychotherapy services should be available to individuals of all ages affected by a mental disorder. Therefore, CAP’s objective is to rally public and government support towards the implementation of psychotherapy services within the public healthcare system. Click HEREfor more information about CAP.
Montreal Walks for Mental Health
This is a walk that increases public awareness about mental health. Since 2009, Montreal Walks For Mental Health has helped fight the stigma about mental illness. Over 1,000 people participated in the 9th annual Walk in 2017. Please click HERE for more information.
Why should family caregiving cost so much?
An Action Table has been organized to find ways of reducing the financial burden. Read more HERE.
Family Caregiving: what are the consequences? A study of caregivers in Canada, 2012
For more information, click HERE for a summary andHEREfor the report.
Need to talk something out? Our family/friends support group is the place! If you care about someone who is living with mental health challenges, our next group is on Monday April 23. Free and open to..