Many Canadians struggle with mental health issues, but certain people in Canada face disproportionate challenges when it comes to mental health because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. The Government of Canada remains committed to promoting positive mental health for everyone, recognizing how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the mental health and substance use of many people in Canada.
On May 6th, during Mental Health Week, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced an investment of $12.2 million for 10 projects across Canada to promote mental health and wellbeing in our communities.
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The funding is being provided through the Government of Canada’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund (MHP-IF). The MHP-IF supports community-based programs in mental health promotion to increase health equity and address the underlying determinants of health. It also supports the development and implementation of culturally focused mental health programs for the mental health of refugees and new Canadians, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, 2SLGBTQI+ and youth and families.
Source Office of the Prime Minister