Our world. Made better.
Through mental health research.

Today: Ten Canadians will end their lives.

This week: Half a million Canadians will miss work due to their mental health.

This year: Families, communities and caregivers will be impacted as one in five Canadians experiences mental illness.

We fund mental health research that meets the needs of Canadians.

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) funds innovative mental health research that addresses the urgent and specific needs of Canadians.

We engage with a diverse group of stakeholders nation-wide and all levels of government to determine the most pressing research questions. Then we put out a call for research submissions and select the best researchers in Canada to undertake the study.

The result: mental health research that serves the unique needs of individual communities from coast to coast to coast.

In advancing mental health for all Canadians, MHRC is also advancing Canada as a leader in mental health research around the world.


MHRC is committed to gender parity and geographical diversity in the composition of our board. Currently, 25% of our members are women. By the end of October 2018, three new female members will be appointed, representing 40% of the board. By no later than spring 2019, our board will achieve gender parity, if not greater. We will continually balance the composition of our board to reflect our ongoing commitment to gender parity and geographical diversity in our work to improve the lives of all Canadians.

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Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! Check out the following article on one of our researchers: https://t.co/Yw4ZKTTHzr
Carley Pope runs a program for pregnant women to practice mindfulness in order to deal w/ postpartum mental health problems. #MindfulMonday #ResearcherEvent

Research In Action: #tb to one of our researcher lab tours this past summer @ #WesternU w/ @pfragiskatos & MHRC funded researcher Dr. Wataru Inoue. More info @ https://t.co/wDFrr2KLih #MHRC #MentalHealthMatters #WesternU #labtour #ResearchInAction– at Robarts Research Institute

A look back at last week's Ottawa reception on Parliament Hill, which brought together Ministers, MPs and Senators who are champions of mental health research initiatives! #MHRC #cdnpoli #tbt #MHResearchMatters @MajidJowhari @GPTaylorMRD @swinton007 @BillFordy @BrianStorseth

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