$1.2m for mental health issues in South Asian immigrant communities

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Funding supports United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society’s projects Vancouver – We need to address health inequities and promote positive mental health for people across the country, particularly for those who face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports due to racism and discrimination or because of their sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Wilson Miao, Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre …

National Dementia Strategy

Taking Care of Women’s Brain Health 

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Ottawa – On Women’s Brain Health Day, it is important to bring attention to the fact that many conditions related to brain health, such as dementia, stroke, and depression, occur more frequently in women than in men. New investments in Budget 2022 of $30 million over three years to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for the Centre for Aging and …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada-wide network to support mental health, substance use services

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The Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks connects integrated youth service hubs across Canada to create a learning health system to improve health outcomes for youth Toronto – Research shows that 75% of mental illness begins before age 25. There is a need to make sure that young people have the mental health and substance use support they need, when …

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Ottawa – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about lung cancer and the actions we can take to help prevent it and reduce the stigma associated with this disease. Every year, close to 30,000 Canadians are diagnosed with lung cancer. Not only is it the most commonly diagnosed cancer, it is also the leading cause …

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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 …

Veterans Week 1

Investing in mental health of Canadian veterans

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Ottawa – As Veterans’ Week draws to a close, we reflect on the dedication, strength and courage of our Veterans, military, and public safety personnel, who risk their lives and sacrifice so much to keep Canadians safe. People in Canada from all walks of life have served in various international conflicts and wars. Earlier this week, we marked Indigenous Veterans …

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 …

opioid overdose crisis

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 …