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Backgrounders

Documents in this section offer overviews and background information in the area of public policy, public issues and the delivery of services and supports relevant to mental health and mental illness.

April 1, 2003 Mental Health: Backgrounder

This backgrounder on mental health was created for the CMHA’s Citizens for Mental Health forum series to provide an overview of the issue and highlight government and community-based responses.

April 1, 2003 Income Security: Backgrounder

This backgrounder on mental illness in Canada was created for the CMHA’s Citizens for Mental Health forum series to provide an overview of the issue and highlight government and community-based responses.

April 1, 2003 Housing and Homelessness: Backgrounder

This backgrounder on housing and homelessness was created for the CMHA’s Citizens for Mental Health forum series to provide an overview of the issue and highlight government and community-based responses.

February 15, 2002 Aboriginal Health - Health Transition Fund Synthesis Series

A key background document by Health Canada which provides a general context of research into Aboriginal health in Canada. Discusses federal-level policy change required to address health inequities.