Working together to improve health care in Canada: Home and Community Care, and Mental Health and Addictions Services bilateral agreements

The 2017 federal budget confirmed an investment of $11 billion over 10 years to provinces and territories specifically targeted to improve home and community care, and mental health and addictions services.

In August 2017, all provinces and territories agreed to a Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities, which outlines common priorities for action in these areas. We negotiated and signed agreements with each province and territory that described how each jurisdiction is using federal funding.

The agreements for the first 5 years expired March 31, 2022. These agreements included the Safe Long-Term Care Fund to protect those living and working in long-term care settings, and improve infection prevention and control measures. We announced the fund in 2020 and committed $1 billion to support provinces and territories to:

Once these agreements expired, we implemented new 1 year agreements for April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. These agreements delivered the first 6 years of the 10-year funding commitment outlined in the 2017 federal budget. The remaining 4 years of funding is integrated into the bilateral agreements on:

Home and Community Care, and Mental Health and Addictions Services Funding agreements and news releases

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

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