Press Releases

Timely Access to Mental Health Care Must be a Top Priority

April 11, 2022 (Ottawa) – In responding to the federal government’s 2022 Budget, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is supportive of the combination of health and social policy investments that improve access to virtual mental health care, promote substance use health and provide affordable housing for priority populations including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and Veterans.

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Launches 2022 Champions of Mental Health Campaign

April 26, 2022, OTTAWA—The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the 2022 Champions of Mental Health Awards.

Now is the time for meaningful action on mental health and substance use health parity

December 8, 2021 (OTTAWA)—Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is calling on the federal government to take immediate, meaningful action by introducing legislation designed to expand access to publicly-funded mental health and substance use health programs and services with the launch of the Parity Pledge.

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Launches 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

OTTAWA—September 29, 2021—The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health is proud to launch the 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 3, 2021. 

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and
Mental Health Announces 2021 Champions of Mental Health

OTTAWA — August 18, 2021—The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Champions of Mental Health Awards.

Federal Leadership Essential to Expand Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Programs and Services

OTTAWA — June 21, 2021 — Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, timely access to accessible and inclusive mental health and substance use health programs and services in Canada has been a longstanding concern, with long wait times being more the rule than the exception.

Federal Budget is a Missed Opportunity for Mental Health

April 20, 2021 (Ottawa) – The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) appreciates the significance of yesterday’s federal budget, which identified a series of social, health and economic investments that can place Canada on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Federal Leadership Essential to Expand
Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Programs and Services

June 17, 2021 (Ottawa) – Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, timely access to accessible and inclusive mental health and substance use health programs and services in Canada has been a longstanding concern, with long wait times being more the rule than the exception.

The Canadian Alliance On Mental Illness And Mental Health Announces New Co-Chair

June 2, 2021 (Ottawa)­—The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce that Kim Hollihan, EdD, has been named co-chair of CAMIMH.

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health announces new accessible website and the launch of the 2021 Champions Campaign 

OTTAWA, April 13, 2021 – Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved website. Among the changes, CAMIMH is proud to be taking steps to improve the accessibility of their online information and resources by implementing AODA compliance standards, which will be fully available by year end.