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We Inspire

With more than 1.6 million people in Canada reporting an unmet need for mental health care, it’s no wonder that 1 in 2 report that they have experienced a delay in accessing services (or know someone who has). The need for quality, timely, accessible, and culturally appropriate mental health care cannot be overstated.

We inspire to open hearts to a better future.

2.1 Achieve mental and physical health equity by uplifting the strong stakeholder community and amplifying the voices of lived and living experience.

2.2 Create an inclusive and discrimination-free Canada, where recovery from mental illness isn’t just possible — it’s expected.

2.3 Influence governments and organizations to put mental health at the top of the agenda.

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

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