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Canadian Mental Health Association

May 4, 2016

When people face financial instability, inadequate housing, poor working conditions, low wages, food insecurity, lack of education (the social determinants of health), it is difficult to maintain positive mental health. By organizing and advocating for good jobs, quality public services, fair labour rights and tax fairness, the National Union has created pressure on governments to improve the health of all Canadians.

April 26, 2016

“Our goal remains to protect the mental health services for our communities by protecting the people who provide that service." — Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU's Mental Health Division

July 31, 2015

"Our union is unquestionably the leader when it comes to protecting community mental health workers, especially at a time when the sector is facing an unprecedented realignment of services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President