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Ottawa to support youth mental health under $100m Covid-19 med help

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Funding is part of a commitment of $100 million to support those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – There is no health without mental health. While many Canadians struggle with mental health issues, certain groups in Canada are more likely to face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. The Government of Canada …

Jean Yves Duclos and Carolyn Bennett

Digital health key to improving access to health care information

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Ottawa – Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, issued the following statement in recognition of Digital Health Week: More than ever before, digital technologies are integral to improving the health and well-being of Canadians. Digital health is key to improving access to health care information, including allowing …

New Inuit led community wellness hub in Iqaluit

New Inuit-led community wellness hub in Iqaluit

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Iqaluit – Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, and Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, announced more than $7.2 million in joint funding to support the construction of a new community wellness hub in Iqaluit. “We are committed to working together with Inuit to build a …

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Canadian Intensive Care Week – Oct 23-29

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Ottawa – This Canadian Intensive Care Week, we would like to thank and recognize intensive care teams across the country for everything they do to help Canadians in critical moments. Each year, over 100,000 Canadians receive life-saving care in intensive units. While facing unprecedented pressures and dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, health professionals in intensive care have contributed and …

Yasir Naqvi MP for Ottawa Centre

Supporting Projects to Prevent, Address Family Violence 

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Projects will support those who have experienced, are experiencing, or are at-risk of experiencing violence. Ottawa – Family violence and gender-based violence are serious public health issues that are strongly linked to mental health concerns and can have long-lasting consequences for survivors and for those around them. These issues touch families in all parts of Canada, and include many different …

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1st meeting on Mental Health & Substance Use

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Ottawa – Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, issued the following statement to mark the inaugural meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for mental health and substance use: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a detrimental impact on the mental health of Canadians and on the tragic opioids overdose crisis …

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4th anniversary of legalization of Cannabis in Canada

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Ottawa – Minister of Health and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health issued the following statement about the Cannabis Act: On this day in 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force, putting in place a new, strictly regulated framework for controlling the sale, possession, production and distribution of legalized and regulated cannabis for non-medical purposes. Since this …

Mental Health Commission of Canada

$1.2m in mental health support for essential workers

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Funding commitment will address PTSD and trauma in those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must address the mental health challenges faced by frontline workers, and those they continue to face, especially for people working in long-term care (LTC) homes. Mental Illness Awareness Week gives us a chance to reduce stigma and …

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National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness wraps up in Toronto

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Hybrid summit brought together hundreds of participants to share best practices to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis mental wellness Toronto – A first-of-its kind National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness was held September 23, 2022 in Toronto. This summit brought together First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, tribal councils, organizations and leaders, as well as front-line service providers, to share …

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National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness on Septe 23

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Ottawa – A National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness will take place in Toronto on Friday, September 23 at  The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel 950 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario  M9W 5N4. This summit will bring together Indigenous partners and front-line community experts to share and learn from the best mental health and wellness practices across the country. This summit aims …