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A holding pattern for mental health
Apr 7th, 2022

2022-2023 Federal Budget commitments & analysis  INTRODUCTION  On April 7, 2022, the Trudeau government delivered Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. The federal…

CMHA appears before House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
Apr 4th, 2022

On March 23, 2022, CMHA’s National CEO, Margaret Eaton appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health to discuss the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the…

Running on Empty: how community mental health organizations have fared on the frontlines of the pandemic
Mar 1st, 2022

A new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) reveals how not-for-profit mental health workers and organizations have been impacted by and responded to the pandemic. Entitled Running on…

A summary of key findings – Round 4: Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health
Mar 1st, 2022

Far from feeling the pandemic is over, most people in Canada are stressed about what’s next, with 64% worried about new variants and 57% worried about COVID-19 circulating in the…

CMHA Budget 2022 pre-budget consultations: appearance before FINA Committee
Jan 25th, 2022

5mins Check against delivery Thank you Chair. Hello, my name is Margaret Eaton, I am the National CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, or CMHA.   CMHA is the…

Brief | Mental Health as a Human Right: CMHA’s Vision
Dec 10th, 2021

In 2021, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launched a nationwide strategic plan that articulates its new vision: a Canada where mental health is a universal human right.   For CMHA, this brief is a starting point for unpacking what ‘mental health as human right’ means in practice. It…

CMHA statement on conversion ‘therapy’
Nov 29th, 2021

Conversion ‘therapy’ is a harmful practice that puts the mental health of 2SLGBTQ+ people at risk The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most extensive community mental health organization…

Taking care of mental health on Parliament Hill
Nov 3rd, 2021

The pandemic has put a focus on mental health like never before. Perhaps mental health needs have never been so great. In fact, 41% of Canadians have seen their mental…

CMHA calls for direct investment in community mental health in budget 2022
Sep 17th, 2021

The pandemic has had a devastating and lasting impact on the mental health of Canadians. Extended isolation, economic insecurity, fear of infection, and the loss of life and a sense…