Get Involved with the Strategy
In 2018, Calgary City Council approved $25 million to support Calgarians’ mental health and addiction issues. In collaboration with five community partners, an additional $587,819 has been leveraged and funds have been directed to 99 initiatives that build resilience, address emerging issues and strengthen communities.
In addition to providing support to Calgarians during one of the most challenging times in history, Calgary’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy has mobilized partnerships with organizations who have committed to working in a bold, collaborative, and innovative manner. The actions listed in the Strategy demonstrate new ways of working to foster cross-sector coordination and system-level change.
Together with the Community Investment Table and a broader network of funders, a wide range of projects have contributed to the outcomes of the strategy. Through surfacing critical gaps, inviting solutions and embarking on a collaborative approach to funding, we have:
- Reduced administrative burden on funded organizations.
- Ensured a higher number of projects are funded and adequately meet their resource requirements.
- Empowered partners to share information, knowledge and valuable connections to collectively make better funding decisions.
- Created space for shared risk and bigger impact with the flexibility to be adaptive to emerging sector needs.
Building on the success of the collaborative approach expanding the support network for Calgarians’ mental health and addition, The City is expanding the network of funders and service providers. If you or your organization have ideas or resources to contribute to Calgary’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy, we want to hear from you! Send us an email at PreventionInvestments@calgary.ca.