Press Release – Minister Philpott highlights significant investments for better access to mental health services

Canada’s publicly-funded, universal healthcare system is a source of great pride for all Canadians, and that’s why the Government of Canada is working hard with provincial and territorial governments to ensure Canadian families have access to the health care services they need. That includes support for mental health, which affects one in three Canadians, and is a critical factor in our overall health and well-being.

Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, marked World Health Day at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, by announcing that, as part of Budget 2017, the federal government plans to provide targeted funding of $5 billion over 10 years to provinces and territories to improve access to mental health services. In particular, this investment will lead to better access to and shortened wait times for mental health support to help families, including children and youth under the age of 25.

Full article at: Health Canada