The CMHA’s broad mandate is to promote the mental health of all people. Our involvement in the many issues surrounding mental health is based on our fundamental principles of empowerment, peer and family support, participation in decision-making, citizenship and inclusion in community life. Policy Statements articulate the general principles and recommendations relating to a particular issue, which are endorsed by the CMHA.
November 15, 1995
Individuals need support from the community to assume greater control over their own lives, and to utilize the resources within their natural environment. Equally important is the deepening and strengthening of the community’s capacity to respond to people who have previously been rejected.