Mental Health Commission of Canada

by ivanamarcovecchio on December 13, 2013 - 11:07pm

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is an organization for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviors of Canadians around mental health issues. This organization brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. Among its initiatives, this organizations work includes the country's first mental health strategy, 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 MHCC has has created partnerships to focus on key projects and issues, and to make recommendations on how to best improve the systems that are directly related to mental health care.

The organization are looking for volunteers to be their project coordinator who will be working for their project called Young Anti-Stigma initiative. The job requires the volunteer to:

  • create awareness of the impact and problems caused by stigma often associated with mental health problems. 
  • reducing prejudice and discrimination against people who suffer from mental illness
  • encourage help-seeking
  • fostering cultural change within schools, communities, organizations and the media

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