News & Updates

Keep up to date with the Community Action Initiative news & updates below. The Community Action Initiative provides grant and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC to develop and deliver innovative projects that respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Principled Engagement with Indigenous People

Written by: Jennifer Alsop, Manager of Policy and Evaluation In January of this year, on unceded Squamish, Tseil-Waututh, and Musqueam lands, CAI welcomed Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch to guide[...]

COVID-19 and Community Grants

During this time of great uncertainty, many in the not-for-profit sector are grappling with COVID-19 planning and response. While we are still trying to understand the full impact of the[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – February 2020

Rural and Indigenous Overdose Action Exchange The Rural and Indigenous Overdose Action Exchange (ODAX) report is out! Taking place on October 1-2, 2019, ODAX 2019 was the first gathering to[...]

Q&A with Malcolm Tourangeau and Chris Livingstone

This month, Malcolm Tourangeau and Chris Livingstone joined us at the CAI office to answer questions about their work as members of CAI’s Overdose Prevention and Education Network (OPEN) Evaluation[...]

What’s Caught our Attention – August 2019

Know Your Rights Handbook: A guide for people who rely on public space In July 2019, Pivot Legal Society published “Know Your Rights”, a toolkit designed for people who rely[...]

Five Questions With Emily Jenkins

Mental health challenges are the leading health issue facing youth in Canada, yet many youth in need of mental health supports are not being reached. To address this gap, CAI[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – May 2019

2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey McCreary Centre Society has released the results of the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey. The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a questionnaire used[...]

Five Questions with Shelagh Turner

In January 2019, Shelagh Turner took the position of co-chair for Community Action Initiative’s Leadership Council (LC). Shelagh has over 25 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and[...]