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