It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study on mental health in Canada beginning with a briefing from Government officials and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and that this study focus on elements within the federal jurisdiction that relate to the following areas;
(a) the level of implementation of the national mental health strategy by all stakeholders, and any barriers that should be addressed;
(b) results of Housing First projects such as At Home/Chez Soi;
(c) scientific evidence regarding whether particular mental health issues, including addictions, are associated with higher levels of stigma;
(d) how to coordinate the efforts of stakeholders at the national level to improve care, in the areas of:
(i) research and the dissemination of findings (including the availability of statistics about suicide and related risk factors); and,
(ii) best practices for mental health care and suicide prevention.
While recognizing that business referred to the Committee by the House, such as government legislation or estimates, will take precedence in scheduling over this study.