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Careers and Opportunities

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a dedicated and passionate organization, striving to make a difference in the lives of those living with mental health problems and mental illnesses. As a proud recipient of the Gold Recognition Award for Mental Health at Work® in the Canada Awards for Excellence, the MHCC promotes an environment with healthy work life balance. We offer generous health and wellness benefits, possibility for flexible work arrangements, and comprehensive time-off allowances. Additionally, there are various opportunities for professional development to promote the continuous learning and growth of our employees. To join our team, check out the employment opportunities below:

Join Our Board — Make a Difference

If mental health matters to you, and you’d like to use your talents to help improve mental health and substance use health outcomes for people across Canada, we want to hear from you.

We are currently seeking two new directors to join our board. The directors will ideally bring some combination of the following attributes:

  • representation from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in Canada
  • representation from the francophone community
  • expertise in one or more aspects of mental health policy and research
  • expertise in various aspects of the mental health system and service issues
  • strong knowledge and understanding of mental health and substance use issues, services, and systems specific to the Indigenous context and/or Northern Canada and Labrador and/or Western Canada

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion means building a bigger table. As an organization committed to our journey of Reconciliation, we encourage individuals who are Indigenous to apply. We expect all applicants to understand the importance of Reconciliation, and we are dedicated to creating a new paradigm for engagement with Indigenous communities. We also encourage applications from racialized persons, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

Read the full description of the position and how to apply.

The MHCC made a commitment to implement the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace since its release in 2013. To guide this work, the Commission developed a Wellness Framework, a systematic approach with the purpose of continuously improving upon psychological health and safety within the organization. The MHCC is tremendously proud to have been awarded the “Order of Excellence Status” in Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Program.  The MHCC is one of the first organizations to achieve this recognition, which was formally awarded on November 9, 2017 at the 33rd Annual Canada Awards for Excellence.  This achievement represents compliance with the Progressive Excellence Program (PEP), a four-level program that serves as a roadmap for organizations implementing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (Standard).  Excellence Canada has the distinction of being the only organization to certify employers for meeting requirements laid out in the Standard. The MHCC began our journey with Excellence Canada in 2013, when we first applied and successfully achieved “Level 2” certification in the Mental Health At Work Category.  Year over year, through our ongoing commitment to the mental health and wellness of our employees, we have been able to improve our ranking with Excellence Canada, culminating with the Order of Excellence.