16 Projects Receiving Mental Health and Addiction Funding

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The City of Calgary has recently announced that 16 fast pilot projects received a combined $589,259 through the Change Can’t Wait! Program. These projects aim to find new and better ways to help Calgarians struggling with mental illness and addiction.

Mental health and addiction issues impact almost everyone in Calgary either directly or indirectly. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an especially negative impact on the mental health and well-being of Calgarians.

These funded projects are scheduled to launch in September and have 120 days to demonstrate results. Project teams will be required to report on their progress at the half-way point of their projects, then submit a final report upon completion in early 2021. Results will be shared in a formal report to City Council.

You can now view the complete list of the projects that received funding.

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