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Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health for All Conference

September 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

Second Annual Mental Health for All Conference

Change is in the air for mental health in Canada – you can feel it. But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real.

That’s why the theme of the second annual MH4A Conference 2017 is It takes a nation.

Here’s what we mean: we mean that mental health transformation requires the whole of government and the whole of Canada to implement solutions to problems that are already well understood. We mean that transforming our mental health response isn’t just about Health. It’s about investments in housing through social infrastructure; it’s about a continuum of employment supports. It’s about promoting mental health in schools and in workplaces. And it is about addressing the needs and leveraging the strengths of our diverse population.

So while we’re calling on all governments for leadership and action, including proportional investment, we’re also calling out to you: to people with lived experience, people providing services on the frontlines and in your offices, researchers, policy and decision-makers, and funders.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a mental health agenda. He included specific mental health deliverables in several Ministers’ mandate letters and, in others, he has mandated action to address the social determinants of health. We’re organizing our conference streams to align with Federal priorities included in Ministerial mandate letters and to highlight and showcase how comprehensive and meaningful change can be accomplished when we put our minds together.

Check out our registration rates here.

The following streams have been identified to highlight a whole of government, whole of Canada approach to mental health:

  • Continuum of Employment and Housing Supports
  • Embracing Diversity – Serving Diverse Populations
  • Mental Health Across the Justice System
  • Mental Health Care for Veterans and First Responders
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Mentally Healthy Schools and Campuses
  • Reimagining Mental Health Primary Care
  • Seniors and Mental Health
  • Working with Indigenous Peoples to Support Mental Health
  • Whole Population Approach
Embracing Diversity – Serving Diverse Populations
  • Addressing the needs and challenges and leveraging the strengths and opportunities of diverse populations
    • LGBTQ2S communities
    • Child and youth mental health
    • Refugees/Newcomers
    • Anti-Oppressive practices
  • Intersections of Inequities
  • Suicide Prevention



September 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM


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145 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2L2 Canada
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