Request Free Info
Take the first step today!

By clicking the REQUEST INFORMATION button above, I consent to be contacted by representatives of Vancouver Career College regarding educational opportunities, at the email, or phone numbers provided above, including text messaging or calls to my mobile phone if included above, via automated technology.I understand that my consent is not a condition of any purchase, program application or enrollment and understand that the terms of our privacy policy apply to the information provided.I also understand I can opt-out / unsubscribe / remove my consent at any time. Message and data rates may apply.
Main Community News Canada Steps Up to Improve Its Mental Healthcare Efforts

Canada Steps Up to Improve Its Mental Healthcare Efforts

Monday, May 28, 2012

Until recently, Canada was the only advanced industrial country without a national strategy or plan on mental health. According to the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), at least one in five Canadians will be affected by a mental illness each year, a fact that is estimated to cost the economy about $51 billion dollars annually. After years of consultations and hard work by those living with mental health problems and illnesses, families, communities, researchers and health providers, the country has finally developed a proper health strategy thanks to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

"Mental illness and mental health have been neglected in Canada for far too long," CAMIMH co-chair John Higenbottam said in a press release. "The release of the strategy today is only the first step. The second step will be for governments to adequately fund and implement the strategy."

With more research, time and effort put into the care given to mental health issues and illnesses, experts believe the country will benefit from a coordinated national strategy. CAMIMH encourages all Canadians to review the strategy and commit to making changes occur. 

To become a part of the initiative to support people with mental health illnesses, students can enroll in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program at Vancouver Career College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.

More Than $1,000 Raised for Pink Shirt Day at Vancouver Career College
March 1, 2017
Vancouver Career College campuses throughout the province participated in Pink Shirt Day on February 22, 2017 and raised over $1,000 in support of CK...
Read full story More news