Key Actions Since 2015 to Support Mental Health

  • $5 billion to the provinces and territories to increase the availability of mental health care.
  • $500 million in support during the pandemic for Canadians experiencing mental health challenges, homelessness, or substance use.
  • $598 million for a distinctions-based mental health and wellness strategy for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, including for the Indian Residential Schools Health Supports Program and Crisis Line and Hope for Wellness Line.
  • $100 million for mental health interventions for populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
  • $140 million for supporting veterans’ mental health to cover costs related to PTSD, depressive and anxiety disorders.
  • $50 million for support to those at risk of COVID-19 related trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • $45 million for the development of national mental health care standards.
  • Launched the Wellness Together portal, which has been accessed by more than 1.2 million users.
  • Invested more than $600 million to address the opioid crisis, including $182 million for the Substance and Addictions Program.