Susan Morris, MSW, RSW, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario, Canada
In 2007, the Federal Government of Canada established the first national Mental Health Commission responsible for developing a mental health strategy. Canada does not have a national vision or strategy for mental health, nor for persons living with intellectual disabilities or dual diagnosis. The Toolkit, developed in partnership between NADD Ontario, CARE-ID/ACCREDI, and the Canadian Psychiatric Association, is presented. Advocacy strategy, recommendations, and regional implementation are discussed.