The MHP-IF is a national program that seeks to learn about promising approaches for advancing mental health promotion among young Canadians, with an emphasis on increasing health equity. The MHP-IF is a 10-year investment starting in late 2019. A first phase is focused on the design, development, delivery and initial testing of project interventions, partnership development, and creating conditions for long-term success, such as broader implementation and scale up, as appropriate.
Twenty projects are currently funded. These projects are diverse. They:
- happen in over 120 sites across 11 provinces and territories
- engage Indigenous, newcomer, refugee, immigrant, transgender and other groups
- span infants, early years, school-aged children and youth, and youth in transition years
- work with and for parents, other caregivers, families, service providers, children and youth, educators
- address many determinants of mental health, including social support networks and environments, cultural identity, healthy child development, gender identities, social-emotional learning, healthy relationships, coping skills, pro-social behaviours
- use different approaches, such as trauma-informed, strengths-based, arts-based, land-based, culturally safe, participatory, Indigenous perspectives
- are led by a mix of universities, community organizations and national organizations and networks
Click on the tiles below to learn more about each project. You can also search by keyword. Try keywords like Indigenous, early years, co-design, policy, trauma, newcomer, youth-led, or others from the project summary points above. You may also want to access project infographics.