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With nearly 12 million Canadians lacking access to employer-funded psychological services, 1.6 million people reporting an unmet need for mental health care, and 5 in 6 children unable to access treatment, our country is at once-in-a-generation cross-roads.

At the Mental Health Commission of Canada, we inquire about what works, what doesn’t, and why. We research and articulate leading practices found in Canada and around the world. Then we translate the answers into practical guidelines, frameworks, and standards, and get them into the hands of the people who need them.

We inquire to open minds to a better future.

1.1 – Identify what works to erase the duplication of effort and multiply the impact of innovation.

1.2 – Drive system transformation through the development of meaningful mental health measures.

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

Purpose This policy brief provides an overview of the developing issues and unique mental health and substance use challenges that COVID-19 poses for rural and remote communities. It builds on...

Moderated by Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted a virtual dialogue series to identify research priorities and explore challenges and opportunities in the areas of...

After Health Canada provided funding to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in 2018 to explore the relationship between cannabis and mental health, one of the first steps was...

Serious impact from COVID-19 on mental health and substance use continues, especially among youth A new report from the series of Leger polls commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of...

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...

Approach & Assess – Invite the person to talk. – If there is a risk of suicide or harm, reach out to First Responders. Listen Without Judging– Help the person...

Although suicide is preventable, rates in Canada have remained relatively stable over the last two decades. The assessment of suicide risk by clinicians and mental health professionals plays a key...

Purpose This brief provides an overview of issues faced by people living with serious mental illnesses (and their circles of care) during COVID-19, along with considerations for policy development as...

COVID-19 continues to seriously impact mental health and substance levels, especially among people with low income or without work. A new report from the series of Leger polls undertaken by the Mental...