1. Build Synergy
Invest in community initiatives that enhance BC’s public policy agenda to address mental health and substance use.
2. Address Gaps
Enable the community sector to address service gaps and provide unique/specialized care within the mental health and substance use service continuum.
3. Promote Quality
Foster use of best available evidence among community agencies to improve the quality of mental health and substance use services.
4. Foster Partnerships and Collective Impact
Sponsor community engagement and collaboration that strengthens local communities’ response to mental health and substance use, by aligning efforts around a common agenda.
5. Demonstrate Value
Provide evidence and regular reporting on the mental health and substance use impacts of the CAI’s investments.
6. Address Distinct Issues for First Nations, Métis and Urban Aboriginal people
Strengthen community efforts to address the distinct mental wellness and substance use issues among First Nations, Métis and Urban Aboriginal people.