CAMH’s Strategic Plan, Vision 2020: tomorrow.today, re-affirms our commitment to advocating for public policies that are responsive to the needs of people with mental illness, including addictions. As one of the six pillars of this plan, CAMH is committed to “Driving Social Change” by communicating evidence-based public policy to stakeholders and policymakers. Our policy positions are developed in collaboration with a range of experts including scientists, clinicians, educators and people with lived experience.
CAMH Alcohol Policy Framework update
This document updates CAMH’s 2013 Alcohol Policy Framework to reflect and account for new evidence and recent policy developments. Its purpose is to recommend policies and regulation that effectively address the health and social harms that often accompany alcohol use and to inform provincial and local initiatives in this area.
Proposed changes to alcohol availability in Ontario: CAMH commentary
In this statement, Dr. Jürgen Rehm and Dr. Samantha Wells explain why alcohol “choice and convenience” comes at the expense of public health and safety.
Closed Quarters - Housing and Justice paper
People with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system frequently experience precarious housing and/or homelessness. In Closed Quarters, CAMH along with our partners, the Wellesley Institute, John Howard Society – Ontario and Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario look at the issues faced by people who needs intersect and overlap the housing, mental health and justice sectors in Ontario. Based on the research evidence and consultations across sectors, the report offers three recommendations to government.
The future of Canada’s national drug strategy: Submission to Health Canada
The federal government recently conducted consultations on the future of the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy. In this submission, CAMH offers recommendations towards strengthening Canada’s approach to substance use issues.
Education in Ontario: Submission to the Ministry of Education
The Government of Ontario recently conducted consultations across the province to get input on the education curriculum for Grades 1-8. CAMH’s submission specifically addresses the health curriculum. Our recommendations focus on enhancing mental health and substance use teachings in consultation with education and child-development experts.
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