About

The Community Action Initiative was created to support community-led projects focusing on mental health and substance use issues in British Columbia.

The Community Action Initiative (CAI) was established by the BC Alliance for Mental Health/Illness in 2010 through an initial $10-million grant from the Province of British Columbia. We received an additional $15-million grant from the Province of BC in 2013.

CAI was created to support community-led projects focusing on mental health and substance use issues in British Columbia. We provide funding and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC to develop and implement innovative service projects that respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges in their communities. Our work complements the Provincial government’s Pathway to Hope: A Roadmap for Making Mental Health and Addictions Care Better for People in British Columbia, which charts a course to an improved future for health and well-being in B.C.

 

With thanks to our funder