In partnership with the Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale is pleased to invite you to join us on June 17th and 18th 2022 for the 23rd Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference.  The Call for Abstracts is now open!

For the 2022 Conference, we are preparing to offer you a rich, stimulating and safe experience that may either be fully virtual or a mix of virtual and in-person for the best of both worlds.  We hope that many of you will be able to join us in person in Quebec City, one of the most beautiful cities in North America.  However, we will also be offering a range of virtual activities to complement our in-person programming.  However you engage in the conference, we will have something special for you.

This year, our main conference theme is “Collaborating to create new pathways towards recovery, empowerment and social inclusion”.  For this conference, recovery refers to people striving to live satisfying, hopeful lives and contributing to society even if they are experiencing mental health or substance use problems.  The theme emphasizes the essential role that people with lived and living experience play as partners and leaders in collaborative care and the need to work together to strengthen recovery-oriented services and policies in Canada and internationally.  The theme also recognizes the importance of promoting social inclusion and equity for people living with mental health and/or substance use challenges, cultivating and empowering communities, and addressing social determinants of health and well-being.

We very much look forward to connecting with you next June!

The 2022 Conference Planning Committee
Insofar as the health situation allows it on June 17-18, 2022, we are planning a hybrid conference where the speakers and a certain number of participants will be able to participate in the event in-person at the Quebec City Convention Centre while maintaining a virtual component. The organizing committee reserves the right to convert 100% of the activities to a virtual format depending on the evolution of the epidemiological portrait.

Details about 2021 and previous years' conferences >

Welcome!  This website aims to provide up-to-date information on collaborative activities between mental health and primary care providers in Canada and other countries.  

"Improving collaboration between primary care and mental health services", a position paper prepared by the Collaborative Mental Health Care Task Force of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, has now been published inThe World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.  

The 2021 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care conference was held in collaboration with our sister organization in the U.S., the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.  The virtual conference took place October 19th to 23rd.  More information is available here.  



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