Passing the Mental Health Strategy
We took action by asking our city councillors to pass the city's Mental Health strategy. In March of 2021, the strategy passed at council and will begin to be implemented across the city. 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.
This strategy will address some of the key ways to address mental health and addictions. By focusing on early intervention and prevention through the schools, addressing mental health in the workplace, strengthening natural supports and changing how we respond to mental health crises, we can create a more resilient city for all Calgarians.
The strategy document is the culmination of more than two years of work: from the Keep Calgary Strong campaign to engaging with city hall over the last year and a half on mental health, and advocacy by members like you.