Happy First Anniversary, Mental Health Strategy of Canada!
That’s right. We’re celebrating one year of accomplishments since the launch of Changing Directions, Changing Lives, Canada’s first-ever Mental Health Strategy. To be clear, we’re celebrating with thousands of others who not only helped to create the Strategy, but also helped implement its recommendations. Read more.
MHCC releases national guidelines to improve support for family caregivers
Now decision makers and service providers have the tools they need to make positive change for family caregivers who provide critical help to adult loved ones living with mental illnesses. Read more.
Toronto business leaders consider cost of mental illness
Members of the Economic Club of Canada learned that mental illness is not only a personal or social issue, but a workforce productivity issue with a growing impact on the nation’s economy.
New accreditation boosts MHFA in Quebec
MHFA’s profile and reach will greatly increase in Quebec thanks to a decision by CRHA to accredit the MHFA 12-hour basic course as a continuing education option for its 9,000 members in the province. Read more.
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MHCC President responds to “not criminally responsible” legislation
The MHCC has responded to the federal government’s proposed changes to the Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder provisions of the Criminal Code.
Fern Stockdale Winder to lead review of mental health and addictions in Saskatchewan
The Mental Health Commission of Canada congratulates MHCC Vice Chair Fern Stockdale Winder, PhD, who has been named to lead a provincial review of mental health and addiction services in Saskatchewan. Winder, a clinical psychologist in Saskatoon, has been practicing psychology for over 15 years and is an inaugural member of MHCC’s Board of Directors. Read more.
Social financing a promising tool for housing initiatives
A new policy paper addresses the ongoing demand for safe, quality, affordable housing to support Canadians living with mental illness and homelessness. Read more.
Navigating the transition between disability supports and employment
The MHCC presented to a federal government committee recommending improvements to the income support situation and strategies to increase employment among people with a mental health problem or illness. Read more.