Real-world examples of approaches that address mental illness- and substance use-related structural stigma in Canada’s health-care system
This Expression of Interest from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) seeks to identify organizations that have implemented innovative models of care, quality improvement initiatives, interventions, programs, policies, or practices that show promise or effectiveness in reducing structural stigma for people with lived and living experience of mental health problems and illnesses and/or substance use. Through this work, the MHCC will • identify real-world examples of promising models and approaches to reducing mental illness- and substance use-related structural stigma in health-care environments • support health-care organizations in gaining a better sense of structural stigma by offering comprehensive descriptions of specific promising or effective models and approaches • facilitate knowledge sharing about impactful models and approaches within the Canadian health-care context. The real-world examples chosen through this process will be described and highlighted in knowledge products related to addressing structural stigma in Canada’s health-care system. It is also our hope that the selected organizations, in addition to participating in this important project, will be interested in ongoing research and knowledge mobilization partnership opportunities with the MHCC — for example, further evaluation and measurement (if not yet being done) and possible scale up or replication. If you have any questions about how your information will be used, please contact Veronique Joncas, Program Manager, Access to Quality Mental Health Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.