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The impact of COVID-19 on rural and remote mental health and substance use webinar

The webinar offers community perspectives and expertise on some of the developing issues and unique mental health and substance use challenges of COVID-19 for rural and remote communities. It is intended for providers and users of mental health and substance use services, people with lived and living experience, and the policy and research community. The...

COVID-19 and Racialized Communities: Impacts on Mental Health

COVID-19 has magnified stressors like housing and food insecurity, poverty, and job loss. As inequities have gotten worse, the need to understand how health systems and communities might prepare for the pandemic’s long-term mental health impacts have become clear. New research, developed through our partnership with Wellesley Institute, has looked at the impacts of COVID-19...

Black Experiences in Cannabis and Mental Health: Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a moderated discussion on the gap in cannabis and mental health research, policy, and education and its cultural impact for Black communities in Canada. Building on our previous Dialogue Series, panelists will share their thoughts on the report’s key findings and recommendations. Moderated by Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (University of Toronto), the discussion...

Paramedic Services Week

Paramedic Services Week (May 22-28) reminds us of the importance of promoting and protecting the mental health and well being of paramedics. They do invaluable work to keep us safe and are a critical community service. Paramedics are a unique hybrid of first responder and healthcare provider, two rigorous and demanding professions. Building their resiliency by implementing measures...

From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine

Registration is now open for the upcoming non-profit international conference From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine (in-person and virtual gathering, Toronto, May 27-29, 2022). Co-hosted by CAMH, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, this conference will be unique in its: focus...

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW)

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), held from May 29 to June 4, 2022, is a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities and promote efforts to increase accessibility and inclusion in Canada. This year the theme for National AccessAbility Week is “Inclusive from the start”. “Imagine a Canada where no one is left out....

World Eating Disorders Action Day

During World Eating Disorders Action Day, we can help break the cycle of shame and silence that leads to inaction around these diseases.

Men’s Mental Health Awareness

On Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day, it’s time to bust the stigma that discourages men from talking about their mental health and seeking help if problems emerge. While rates of mental illness are comparable between men and women, men are less likely to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for their illness. Yet, up to...

AI-Enabled Mental Healthcare: A National Dialogue

The symposium AI-Enabled Mental Healthcare: A National Dialogue aims to explore the theme of how AI is breaking into mental health space. The event will feature a panel discussion, highlighting the expertise of those working with AI in the mental health space across the country. Panelists will share their experiences with AI research, implementation, and...

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day offers a moment to reflect on the extraordinary resilience of families and individuals forced to flee their homes in search of a safer, better future. As a country, we must do more than offer physical asylum – we have an obligation to safeguard the mental health of those who turn to us...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to reflect on the heritage, culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. At the Mental Health Commission of Canada, we also see this day as an important reminder of our organizational commitment to reconciliation and cultural humility.

Webinar on 2SLGBTQ+ Mental Health and Substance Use Health

The webinar will build on the findings of our June Summary Report — a joint report with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) based on a Leger survey of more than 11,000 people in Canada between October 2020 and September 2021. Our panelists, who include Wisdom2Action and members of the Mental Health...