On the eve of its 100th anniversary, the Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting its second annual Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference 2017 in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Invictus Games Toronto 2017. For the second year, Lundbeck Canada has come on board as the Change Maker Partner. The conference dates are September 18-20 in Toronto.
The theme of this year’s conference is “It takes a nation.” The chronic underfunding of mental health is a Canadian reality and Canadians have been suffering for it. It is not only the responsibility of Canada’s government and policy makers to transform our health care system, but also that of Canada’s citizens – from employers and health care providers to you and me. The MH4A Conference’s 61 carefully curated workshops will turn a mental health lens onto our workplaces and our schools and will highlight the diversity of this expansive country.
Dr. Patrick Smith, National CEO of CMHA says: “Mental health doesn’t only happen in the doctor’s office. If we are going to transform our mental health response – which we absolutely need to do – Canada has to think beyond Ministries of Health to the whole of government. We need to invest in community mental health, housing, social infrastructure, and a continuum of employment supports. That’s the focus of this conference.”
On Wednesday, September 20, a keynote panel entitled The Role of Corporate Canada – The Journey of Mental Health in the Workplace will feature government and corporate workplace experts.
On the evening of September 18, attendees can expect an exciting Reception for our partner, Invictus Games Toronto 2017. MC’d by prolific sports commentator and #SicknotWeak founder Michael Landsberg, the evening also highlights Invictus Games Toronto’s CEO Michael Burns and entertainers Sharron Matthews and Séan McCann. Tickets are available at www.regonline.com/cmhainvictustoronto.
For more information on the Conference or the Invictus Games reception, visit http://conference.cmha.ca/.