1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
Mental illness affects people of all ages, cultures, education and income levels.
It can be your family, friends, co-workers or yourself. Let’s take action together for a better mental health.
The overall goal of the Community Programs is to build community capacity through empowering individuals with the knowledge of mental health and resources so that they can play a more active role when it comes to their mental health. Our programs aim to build community capacity by providing accurate information to reduce stigma, by advocating equal access to mental health services, and by encouraging community participation.
Based on an empowerment approach, our Community Programs:
- Mental health promotion targeting Asian youth, women, men, seniors and newcomers
- Health fairs and mental health talks
- Multi-lingual education and resources
- Anti-Stigma Campaign
- Mass media promotion, such as media interviews, radio mental health talks and mental health promotion series on TV and social media platforms
- Volunteer trainings, such as Health Ambassador Training
- Professional training to service providers and other professionals
- Community capacity building, participation and advocacy, including hosting Diversity and Equity Conference in Mental Health and Addictions conference
- Personal growth and mutual support groups
- Social recreational activities and events such as Walk for Wellness