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Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: There’s a mental health crisis for children and youth and they need your help
Feb 28th, 2023

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,  We hope that you were able to take Family Day last Monday to spend time with your family.   To mark Family Day, we asked Canadians to…

Federal plan for universal mental health & substance use health
Nov 23rd, 2022

We all have the right to mental health care that is publicly funded and free. Yet millions of Canadians are struggling and only some will get the care they need….

CMHA calls on the federal government to make mental health part of Canada’s universal health care system in 2023 budget 
Nov 1st, 2022

When it comes to mental health in Canada, it would simply be untrue to call our health system universal. Mental health and substance use problems are rampant in Canada, but…

CMHA testimony before FEWO: young women and girls mental health study
Oct 25th, 2022

CMHA National testifies before The Standing Committee on the Status of Women in order to bring attention to the challenges faced by women and girls when it comes to accessing…

Open letter to Minister Bennett
Oct 14th, 2022

Members of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), Organizations for Health Action (HEAL), the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) and other organizations in intersecting sectors (see…

Joint Statement from Members of the Child and Youth Mental Health Sector and its Stakeholders
Oct 11th, 2022

Youth and the dedicated workers supporting them are struggling – and the pandemic has only exacerbated this. A Statistics Canada report shows youth are the least likely among all age…

The Burnout Crisis: A Call to Invest in ECE and Child and Youth Workers  
Sep 14th, 2022

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and Child and Youth Workers are vital to the success of the economy. However, their work is grossly undervalued as evidenced by stagnant wages and chronic…

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…