Supporting mental health is good for business

The impact of mental health in the workplace is astounding. Consider that the cost of mental
illnesses to the economy is $51 billion a year and that each week 500,000 Canadians will miss
work due to a mental health issue.
The fact that mental health and the workplace are so closely linked is the reason why the
Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA),
Ontario are joining forces to support each other’s advocacy campaigns in the lead up to the
June 7th provincial election.
The OCC and CMHA Ontario jointly call on political parties to commit to urgently-needed
investments in mental health and addictions care in order to help build and support a healthy
and resilient workforce.
Building healthy communities is a key pillar of Vote Prosperity, the OCC’s 2018 election
platform.
CMHA Ontario, meanwhile, is asking people to visit erasethedifference.ca, and sign a petition
that calls on political parties to fund mental health and addictions care like physical health care.
Join thousands of Ontarians in letting provincial candidates know that it’s time to #voteprosperity
and #erasethedifference.