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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...

Indigenous History Month Chat

Zoom

National Indigenous History Month - Learning Panel   As we acknowledge the stories and experiences of Indigenous people this June for National Indigenous History Month, we invite all MHCC staff to listen and learn from our colleagues:Kelly Brownbill, ModeratorEm Alexander & Connor LafortuneDiscussion Topic: The continued journey of developing better Indigenous relationsDate: Friday June 17th...

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.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they...

Summer Solstice

The June solstice marks the sun’s northernmost point in our sky for this year. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice will mark the shortest nights and longest days of the year. For the Southern Hemisphere, it will mark the longest nights and shortest days. After this solstice, the sun will be moving...

Lunch and Learn – What is Knowledge Translation?!

You’re invited to a Lunch and Learn on June 21, 2022! You may have heard colleagues talk about Knowledge Translation or SPARK, and wonder, what is that?! Well, folks, it’s your lucky day. The Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Team invites you to a one-hour Lunch and Learn, where you’ll get the insider scoop about Knowledge Translation,...

Webinar – Cannabis and Mental Health: Turning a New Leaf on Cannabis Education

This free webinar will explore new resources about the relationship between cannabis and mental health for youth and youth allies. The Schizophrenia Society of Canada, YouthREX, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada are pleased to invite you to attend our webinar, “Effective Cannabis Education: An evidence-based, youth-led partnership project.” Since the legalization of recreational...

Fête nationale du Québec

The National Holiday of Quebec (La Fête nationale du Québec) is a holiday in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is celebrated on June 24th, which betrays the origin of the holiday as this is also St. John the Baptist Day (Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day) - the patron saint of the French Canadians. If June 24th falls on a...

Summer Schedule Group A

Group A: Summer Schedule begins on June 24th Fridays off on this schedule include: June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th and September 2nd This year, the Commission is testing a summer schedule that will allow eligible employees, (working a regular 37.5-hour work week) to receive every second Friday off work on...

June Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)

June Day is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is celebrated on the Monday nearest June 24th. June Day was previously called Discovery Day, which commemorated the discovery of the province in 1497 by John Cabot. Critics of the holiday have pointed out that John Cabot didn't 'discover' Newfoundland and Labrador when he...