Created to provide the Mental Health Commission of Canada with strategic advice and expertise, this group of 16 individuals from across Canada helps focus efforts on specific initiatives, projects and key priority areas, while serving as external ambassadors at various events for the MHCC.
A resource created by the MHCC to promote mental health and help change attitudes and behaviours toward mental health problems and illnesses. Members come from a variety of backgrounds (health care professionals, caregivers, persons with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses, etc.) to help address the increasing demand to disseminate mental health research and information.
Since its inception in 2008, our Youth Council has provided opportunities for young people with personal experiences of mental health problems and illnesses to inform our work. It is made up of youth between 18 and 30 who have lived experience with mental health problems or illnesses, either personally or through a family member or friend.