News & Updates

Keep up to date with the Community Action Initiative news & updates below.

The Community Action Initiative provides grant and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC to develop and deliver innovative projects that respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.


What’s Caught our Attention – August 2019

Know Your Rights Handbook: A guide for people who rely on public space In July 2019, Pivot Legal Society published “Know Your Rights”, a toolkit designed for people who rely[...]

Five Questions With Emily Jenkins

Mental health challenges are the leading health issue facing youth in Canada, yet many youth in need of mental health supports are not being reached. To address this gap, CAI[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – May 2019

2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey McCreary Centre Society has released the results of the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey. The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a questionnaire used[...]

Five Questions with Shelagh Turner

In January 2019, Shelagh Turner took the position of co-chair for Community Action Initiative’s Leadership Council (LC). Shelagh has over 25 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – February 2019

Wilkinson and Pickett Recently, some of the CAI team attended the launch of the book The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being at UBC[...]

Career Opportunity

Project Manager, Community Action Grants  About the Community Action Initiative (CAI) The Community Action Initiative (CAI) was created to support community-led projects that promote mental health, prevent substance use problems[...]