A community of connections was endorsed by the Stewardship Group and Calgary City Council in March 2021.
As a community strategy and action plan, no single group or organization is responsible for the actions and outcomes of the strategy. Accountability is shared among partners who implement actions through Implementation Teams. Those who fund actions through the collaborative Community Investment Table, and those who provide leadership of the strategy as part of the Leadership Group. The City will maintain the role of convener in the 2021-2023.
Mental health and addiction impact the lives of Calgarians. We are home to a diverse community with multiple needs.
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.
Further engagement was held over the summer and fall of 2020. Our engagement process involved listening to understand individual and family experiences. We shared what we heard among community leaders and other stakeholders to ensure that the experiences and voices of Calgarians were included in Calgary’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy.