At ASI 2017, participants developed a Call to Action for a whole society approach to promoting child and youth
mental health. There has been momentum for action this past year and ASI 2018 will take the work one step
Mounting global evidence shows that mental health is an issue for the entire population requiring a whole
society and whole of government approach to make an impact. Evidence tells us we need to start with an
investment in children and youth. Mental health promotion is not the responsibility of the health care system
alone – it belongs to many sectors. Working together to promote mental health requires collective thinking and
cannot rest solely with government – it will require collaboration with civil society, philanthropic organizations
and the business world. Let’s act together!
Much is happening globally that we can apply locally. The 2018 ASI program is designed to build on evidence and
develop a whole society approach to promoting child and youth mental health in Atlantic Canada.
The Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) Forum will be a bilingual event, held at the University of Prince Edward
Island from August 20-22, 2018.