The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes.
Each of its initiatives and projects is led by experts from across the country who bring a variety of perspectives and experience to the table. The MHCC’s staff, Board and Advisory Committee members all share the same goal – creating a better system for all Canadians.
The MHCC is funded by Health Canada and has a 10-year mandate (2007-2017). Among its initiatives, the MHCC is creating the country’s first mental health strategy, working to reduce stigma, advancing knowledge exchange in mental health, and examining how best to help people who are homeless and living with mental health problems.
The mission of the organization is: to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
SSC is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979.
We work with 10 provincial societies to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. At SSC we are committed to:
- Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce stigma and discrimination
- Supporting families and individuals
- Advocating for legislative change and improved treatment and services
- Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts