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 …

Vanier Community Services Centre

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 …

Jean Yves Duclos Carolyn Bennett

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 …

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 …

Cannabis Act Canada

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 …

Carolyn Bennett

Supporting Women on Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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Ottawa – Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health said: “October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This is a special time to support the thousands of people across Canada who are mourning the loss of a baby as a result of an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or death in infancy. “Pregnancy or …

Kids Help Phone project

$3m to support mental wellness of young people

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Funding supports Kids Help Phone project to scale and adapt community-based programs. Toronto – While many people in Canada struggle with mental health challenges, some young people are at a greater risk of developing a mental illness due to racism, discrimination, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, their living conditions and overall lack of access to quality support and services. …