Lately, there has been a lot of attention paid to First Nations people’s mental health, and the Mental Health and Addictions subcommittee plays an integral role in Alberta to the delivery of those programs. First Nations people’s mental health is important to better health outcomes, and the Mental Health and Addictions subcommittee ensures service excellence in Alberta.
The programs under the Mental Health and Addictions subcommittee’s purview are

  • Mental Wellness – Policy Development & Program Oversight
  • Building Healthy Communities (BHC)
  • Brighter Futures (BF)
  • Suicide Prevention (SP)
  • Mental Wellness Teams
  • Mental Wellness Teams – Immediate Support and Help Line Services
  • National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
  • Treatment Centres Program (NNADAP)
  • Youth Solvent Abuse Program (YSAP)
  • National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS)
  • Canada Drug and Substance Strategy (CDSS)
  • Mental Wellness – Public Health Nursing services & Community Health Representatives (CHRs)
  • IRS Program Oversight
  • IRS Resolution Health Support Workers
  • IRS Cultural Support Providers
  • IRS CEP Counselling
  • IRS Transportation
  • IRS RHSP Program Delivery

Other program that the Mental Health and Addictions subcommittee have taken on are the Indian Residential School (IRS) program and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) mental health supports funding.

Andy Alook
Andy AlookCo-Chair
Shannon Doubleday
Shannon DoubledayCo-Chair