TAIBU Community Health Centre (TCHC) in Malvern, Ontario will receive $800,000 in funding from the federal government to help provide culturally appropriate and focused mental health programs for Black Canadians.
The multidisciplinary, non-for-profit health centre is one of 22 community organizations across Canada which will benefit from an investment of $11.5 million to promote mental health and wellbeing and to tackle systemic challenges and barriers, including those faced by Black Canadians.
Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, made this announcement last Thursday.
“In normal times, many Canadians struggle with mental health issues. But these are not normal times, and the unique challenges we are facing mean more people need help,” said Hajdu.
The funding announced last week has been distributed through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund ($6.6 million) and the Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund ($4.9 million).