Our collective health matters.
According to The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or addictions problem in any given year. In fact, people with mental illness are twice as likely to have addictions issues compared to others.
Saskatoon has a large vulnerable population, and statistics indicate that the lowest income group are 3 to 4 times more likely to report poor to fair mental health.
The stigma of mental health and addictions continues to negatively affect our ability to create change in Canada. Our course looks to bridge the gap between needs for services and qualified individuals who can help make a difference in our communities.