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Each year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness. In Canada, each week nearly 500,000 people are affected by mental health challenges and are unable to work. 

We seek to improve by opening doors to a better future for people affected by mental health and substance use.

3.1 Advance the need for pan‑Canadian strategies to address inequities in mental health programs and services.

3.2 Support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in creating meaningful solutions to address the wellness needs of their communities.

3.3 Improve resiliency and mental health literacy to build greater informal support networks to augment strained clinical services.

Below, you’ll find links to all our “Improve” projects and programs. Please note that some of our projects fit multiple strategic objectives, so you may see them on more than one page.

A National Quality Framework with Recommended Measures Collaborative mental health care is a proven approach for improving: Yet collaborative care varies significantly across the country and can also depart from...

A broader term captures the rich diversity within communities. Why we use ‘ACB’ over ‘Black’

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.

Physical chronic diseases often co-occur with mental health problems and illnesses. To further explore this relationship, we have developed several resources in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, including a scoping...

Physical chronic diseases often co-occur with mental health problems and illnesses. To further explore this relationship, we have developed several resources in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, including a scoping...

Background Physical and mental health co-morbidities are common, however, little is known about their prevalence, incidence, associated healthcare-related costs, shared etiology, prevention and management. A better understanding of how to...

Providing clear leadership and expectations for workers living with mental illness. During your conversations, avoid stigmatizing language, speak naturally, and use words that fit your organization’s culture. Be kind, empathetic,...

Background: Transitions from the criminal justice system Criminal justice involvement can include a number of phases, such as being stopped by police, arrested, charged, detained, convicted, sentenced, incarcerated, paroled, or...

Flexible work arrangements are alternative arrangements or schedules from the traditional working day and week. Employees may choose a different work schedule to meet personal or family needs. Alternatively, employers...