Ron McKinnon
Ron McKinnon
Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
Budget 2022 –Analysis by Ron McKinnon, MP - What is in Budget 2022 for Mental Health?
April 22, 2022

What is in Budget 2022 for Mental Health?


Supporting Mental Well-Being With the Wellness Together Canada Portal

Since April 2020, more than two million people across Canada have accessed free information and support through the Wellness Together Canada portal. Children and young people make up almost 50 percent of users, and 42 percent of texting users have identified themselves as LGBTQ2.

Distinctions-based Mental Health and Wellness

Addressing the unique and deeply rooted traumas of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities—intergenerational trauma, overt and systemic racism and discrimination; and social and economic inequality— requires a distinctions-based approach to mental health and wellness is developed and delivered by Indigenous peoples.

Speeding Up Housing Construction and Repairs for Vulnerable Canadians

A New Generation of Co-Operative Housing Development

For generations, co-ops have offered quality, affordable housing to Canadians while empowering their members through inclusion, personal development, and tenure security through their community-oriented housing model.

Rapidly Building New Affordable Housing

Additional affordable housing units are urgently needed, particularly for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

An increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths have devastated communities across Canada. Tragically, many jurisdictions reported a record number of opioid-related deaths in 2021.

Long-Term Supports to End Homelessness

Through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, the federal government has committed more than $3 billion to address homelessness, including doubling annual funding for four years in response to the pandemic.  

To read the Budget 2022 speech or to review the budget documents, please visit:



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