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In March 2021, Council approved the Calgary Mental Health and Addiction Community Strategy and Action Plan (2021-2023) and its corresponding Investment Framework to advance strategic outcome areas of Being Well, Getting Help, and Staying Safe.

In November 2022, Council approved an additional $19 million (2024 – 2026) to fund community-based programs and services that improve access and strengthen support for Calgarians experiencing mental health and addictions.

The City of Calgary is accepting Connect the Dots! (CTD!) funding proposals to enhance support for existing evidence-based community programs, services, and collaboration efforts which respond to the mental health and addiction related issues affecting Calgarians.

Through this call for funding proposals, up to $5 million annually will be allocated to established programs, services and collaborative efforts with a track record of positive impact. Applications will be accepted until October 16 and successful proposals will be approved for a two-year funding term ending in December 2025.

Questions about the call for proposals can be directed to

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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