The Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter, built by 65 diverse organizations working in the mental health and addictions continuum in Niagara is a collective statement encouraging optimal wellbeing for all people.
The Charter is based on evidence and community expert opinion, gathered through a systematic process facilitated by Niagara Connects and Health Living Niagara.
The Charter aims to create a common agenda in Niagara where:
- Optimal mental health and wellbeing for all people is an essential element to be included in the planning as we build a stronger future; and
- We take an inclusive, holistic, preventive, individual and family-centred approach across the lifespan so that each community member can achieve their optimal level of wellbeing.
The Charter presents 9 principles which will form the foundation of Niagara’s mental health and addictions continuum.