CMHA 70th Annual Mental Health Week (May 3-9)

Published on May 04, 2021

This week marks the beginning of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 70th annual Mental Health Week, with this year’s theme focusing on understanding our emotions as a way to promote mental health. Recognizing, understanding, and expressing our emotions – even when they’re uncomfortable – and having a support system can make us feel better and help us get through these challenging times.

Our government remains fully committed to ensuring Ontarians of all ages in every corner of the province have access to the highest quality mental health and addictions supports, where and when they need them.

Through this year’s budget, we are making record-breaking investments in mental health and addictions care with a total of $525 million in net new annualized funding in this year alone.

Our government has also invested $194 million to immediately expand access to safe and effective mental health and addictions supports during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the increased need for these supports.

This week, we encourage all of you to reach out to a family member, friend, or colleague, and ask them how they’re really feeling. If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge during these difficult times, help is always available.

 To learn more about the many publicly available supports, and how to get help when you need it, please visit