March 22nd, 2021 - Mental Health Strategy Passes at City Hall
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good Congratulates City Hall.
Calgary, AB - The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good wishes to congratulate City Council and everyone who worked on the city's mental health strategy (PDF).
Today it passed.
This programming was threatened with cuts in July of 2019. We took action then, too, to stop those cuts to the most vulnerable in our city. The strategy document is the culmination of more than two years of work: from the Keep Calgary Strong campaign and our engagement with city hall over the last year and a half on mental health.
The new strategy reflects the priorities we have heard from our members: addressing mental health through schools, in the workplace, developing natural supports and changing how we respond to mental health crises.
"The City’s Mental Health strategy is moving in the right direction, it reflects the priorities we have heard from our members, addressing mental health through schools, in the work place, developing natural supports and changing how we respond to mental health crises.
"Now it's time for the province to step up into its responsibility. Mental Health and Education are provincial responsibilities, and the question is does the province have the the will to proactively address the challenges our communities are facing?"
Ryan Andersen, Lead Organizer
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
About the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good:
The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is a non-partisan, non-profit alliance of 33 community, labour, faith, education, ethnocultural, and non-profit groups representing 35,000 Calgarians. These organizations have come together to help shape a just and compassionate Calgary.
Learn more about us at https://www.calgarycommongood.org/about_us.