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Income Security, Health and Mental Health

April 30, 2003

This income security backgrounder was developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Citizens for Mental Health project: a two year project which came to a close in May 2004. The project goal was to enhance the capacity of the voluntary sector to engage in federal level policy initiatives related to mental health. Through a series of consultations with a range of voluntary sector organizations, income security was identified as a key determinant related to the mental health of every community.

This backgrounder is intended as a tool in support of efforts to improve the mental health of all, including those with mental illness, by ensuring access to adequate material resources to promote positive states of physical and mental well-being.

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