National Organizations

Mental Health Organizations

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and the recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is an organization created by the federal government to improve mental health services in Canada. MHCC creates policies and guidelines, organizes outreach projects, and partners with governmental and non-governmental organizations to address the challenges that Canadians with mental illnesses are faced with.

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health
Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health is an umbrella oragnization that unites mental health care providers and advocates across the country. Among its members are professional organizations of psychiatrists, counselling psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as societies dedicated to helping people with specific disorders. For a list of members and links to the organizations’ websites, please see http://camimh.ca/about-camimh/members/

Mental Health – Health Canada
The Mental Health section of Health Canada website provides information about the promotion of mental health, evaluation of mental health programs and services in Canada and the mental health issues, problems and disorders encountered by Canadians.

Multicultural Organizations

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is the department of the government of Canada that deals with issues of immigration and citizenship. CIC provides services and resources for immigrants and organizations working with immigrants, conducts research and provides funding opportunities.

Red Cross Canada – Migrant and Refugee Services
Red Cross Canada monitors the conditions of migrants and refugees and provides legal and referral services for reuniting families, ensuring the basic needs are met, and promoting a secure and protective environment for these populations.

Canadian Council for Refugees
The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is an umbrella organization that unites NGOs that aim to protect the rights and well-being of refugees and immigrants in Canada. CCR provides relevant information for people seeking asylum and for newcomers, organizes public education campaigns, and advocates for the rights and well-being of refugees and immigrants.

Canadian Migrant Health Knowledge Exchange Network
The Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH), is a six year old interdisciplinary collaboration involving over 150 primary care practitioners, specialists, researchers, immigrant community leaders, and policy makers, that shines an evidence-based lens on the emerging new discipline of migrant health. CCIRH began with an ambitious project aimed at producing evidence based guidelines for primary care practitioners that cover a broad range of infectious diseases; mental health and physical and emotional maltreatment; chronic noncommunicable diseases; and women’s health; conditions identified by practitioners working with new immigrants.

Canadian Immigrant
Canadian Immigrant is an online resource that aims to help immigrants  settle in Canada successfully as they move through their immigrant journey. Along with a national website, the Canadian Immigrant magazine is a monthly publication distributed in Vancouver and Toronto. The publication strives to appeal to all immigrants regardless of their ethnicity, sharing knowledge and providing inspiration in a positive manner.

Youth Organizations
Mind Check
This website targets youth and provides information to assist young people identify and understand mental distress. It provides sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage mental health problems.

Immigrant Youth
The immigrantyouth.org is an online network and hub for immigrant youth to connect and collaborate. The site offers tools and opportunities to refugee and immigrant youth to connect and contribute to their local and global communities. The organization facilitates learning experiences through experiential workshops and webinars.