As 2,000 municipal leaders gathered at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference May 31 to June 3, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, the Mental Health Commission of Canada urged them to keep mental health front and centre, and to remember that they have a vital role to play in sparking change.

The Commission met with city and community leaders and other key partners about how they can help improve mental health outcomes in their municipalities, including how to improve the resources and training for front-line service providers in suicide prevention. Learn why suicide prevention is a distinct focus of the Mental Health Strategy for Canada in this fact sheet.