CAMH is proud to drive change and celebrate progress for mental health. Read these stories from this year’s Annual Report to learn about some of our most newsworthy moments.
Providing National Leadership on Cannabis Use and Regulation
In January, MP Bill Blair (pictured using CAMH’s driving simulator) announced $1.4 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research to support the development of policies and programs related to the legalization and regulation of cannabis. CAMH’s Dr. Benedikt Fischer spearheaded the development of Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
Breaking Ground on the Next Phase in CAMH’s Redevelopment
CAMH and community leaders break ground on the latest—and boldest—phase of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project in October. When complete, the McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre and the Crisis and Critical Care Building will house over 600,000 square feet of clinical space, transforming how care is delivered.
CAMH-Led Mental Health Initiative in Correctional Facilities
Dr. Sandy Simpson, Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at CAMH, discusses a $1.6-million grant in June 2017 from the federal government to the International Collaboration for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health Corrections (I-CEIsMIC). As Scientific Director of I-CEIsMIC, Dr. Simpson will lead an international team of experts working with correctional facilities around the world to address gaps in mental health services for inmates.