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Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction - What has been done

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Funding for community-based projects


​Council approved $3 million for allocation on a one-time basis for 2019 for projects designed to prevent mental health and addiction issues, aimed at promotion, early intervention and/or targeted intervention. 19 non-profit organizations were selected to receive this one-time fundin​g​. Learn more about the organizations, projects and funding allocation​.



In April 2019, an initial phase of engagement included perspectives from service providers, first responders, people with lived experience, peer support workers and City of Calgary staff.

A summary of findings can be found in the What We Heard report.

​Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction Strategic Framework​

The Strategic Framework identifies (from outside in) the outcomes, strategic actions, and policy directions that serve as the foundation of the Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction Strategy as it develops.

At the centre of the framework is the core value of creating hope and strengthening support for people, families and communities living with mental health issues and addictions in order to improve quality of life.

Community safety actions

The City of Calgary is working with Alberta Health Services, community members and other organizations to address community concerns near the Supervised Consumption Service at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre.