MIAW Materials

Mental illness affects more than six million people across the country, or one in five Canadians. A strong societal stigmatization of mental illness persists, forcing individuals into the shadows to suffer alone in silence. Unfortunately, many Canadians with mental illness will not seek the help they need and society continues to remain unaware of the significant burden mental illness places on us all.

The MIAW campaign has fought to increase awareness and decrease stigmatization through the sharing of hundreds of personal stories from individuals living with mental illness. Our purpose is to place mental illness on the national stage by educating Canadians and healthcare practitioners on the importance of early recognition, proper diagnosis, and effective medical treatment and show that by doing so, individuals living with mental illness are capable of leading rewarding and productive lives.

We hope to reach more Canadians than ever before and encourage them to share their personal stories about stigma and how it negatively affects them in their personal life, in the workplace, or in their community.


  • This year, we’re going digital! Please check back here shortly to see the 2018 social media shareable material and to see instructions on how to download and print your own Mental Illness Awareness Week posters and postcards!

    If you’re looking to order materials please fill out the form below. Quantities are limited, so please let us know how you will be using the materials so we can best determine the quantity.

  • Orders will arrive 1-2 weeks prior to MIAW.


For more information on MIAW materials, please contact CAMIMH at 613-233-8906 or by e-mail info@camimh.ca.

Through the generous support of our sponsors, MIAW campaign materials are FREE for a limited time if ordering the less than the maximum. Unfortunately the limited time has passed for this year. However, if your organization has the opportunity to donate $ 20 (or another amount) to help us offset the costs of print and distribution of campaign materials, please click on the button below. Your generous donation will allow CAMIMH to distribute a larger number of material each year to a larger audience bringing greater awareness and support to mental health in Canada.