Opening Minds is an anti-stigma initiative launched in 2009 by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). At that time, organizations across the country were invited to express interest in becoming a test site where a program would run and be evaluated. More than 50 programs were identified and selected. An overview of the Opening Minds programs by province is now available on the MHCC website atwww.mentalhealthcommission.ca.
The MHCC also recently announced a partnership with marketing agency Public Inc. to design marketing strategies with the goal of engaging individuals and organizations to support fundamental changes in mental health. The MHCC seeks to engage one million Canadians overall through its Partners for Mental Health initiative. To view the official news release, please visit the MHCC website at www.mentalhealthcommission.ca.