Who We Are
Section: About Us
Creating a new state of mind in Canada
Through partnerships, public engagement and strategic initiatives, Partners for Mental Health seeks to transform the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and people living with a mental illness.
A national charity accredited byImagine Canada’s Standards Program, Partners for Mental Health aims to improve mental health in Canada by mobilizing and engaging Canadians to drive fundamental changes that result in:
increased awareness and attention toward one’s own mental health
greater understanding, acceptance and support for people living with a mental health problem or illness
increased access to mental health services, treatment and support
better workplace policies
more funding for programs and services
The genesis for Partners for Mental Health came from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, which was established in the fall of 2007. The Framework for a Mental Health Strategy for Canada, issued by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, identified an opportunity to catalyze a social movement in support of transformative change for mental health in Canada and the concept of Partners for Mental Health was formed. In November 2010, Partners for Mental Health became an independent registered charity in Canada. Partners for Mental Health operates independently of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and has its own Board of Directors and employees.