Community Action Initiative » Public Policy Initiatives

From Grief to Action supports the following initiatives:

Community Action Initiative

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Funded through a $10 million grant by the Province of B.C., CAI provides grants for sound and leading-edge projects that are planned, led and implemented through community partnerships.

The initiative aims to take a localized, collaborative approach to helping those affected by mental health and substance use issues in B.C. To accomplish this, the CAI creates networks and encourages dialogue between community mental health and substance use organizations around the province.

The Community Action Initiative represents a varied cross-section of interest and experience in mental health/illness and substance use.

Our collective expertise stems from lived experience, research, advocacy, volunteer and work practice. Our members are drawn from community social services, business, labour, government, Aboriginal leadership agencies, and representatives from the BC Alliance for Mental Health/Illness and Addiction.