Updated December 2022
Canada is in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20 per cent of Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness this year.By age 40, half the population will have, or have had, a mental illness.
Never has demand been higher for skilled mental health counselors, clinicians, advocates, and organizers. We need support at every level, from grassroots community mental health organizations to policymakers and clinical practitioners.
Are you considering a career in community mental health? Wondering what your job options are, or what training you need to get started?
Explore some common community mental health careers. Compare roles, learn about educational requirements, and which skills you'll need to succeed in this field.