Our History

The CAEH Training and Technical Assistance Program is the successor of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) ‘Housing First Training and Technical Assistance program’. The MHCC program was built off the learnings from At Home/Chez-Soi – the world’s largest research demonstration project of Housing First, conducted by the MHCC. The CAEH assumed leadership of this program in April 2016.

The MHCC is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes.

Each of its initiatives and projects is led by experts from across the country who bring a variety of perspectives and experience to the table. The MHCC’s staff, Board and Advisory Committee members all share the same goal – creating a better system for all Canadians.

The MHCC is funded by Health Canada and has a 10-year mandate (2007-2017). Among its initiatives, the MHCC is creating the country’s first mental health strategy, working to reduce stigma, advancing knowledge exchange in mental health, and examining how best to help people who are homeless and living with mental health problems.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS)