The Liberal Party plans to implement an integrated approach to ensuring access to acute services, tertiary care referrals, housing, primary care, and community and multidisciplinary team management plans. The party’s approach to addiction emphasizes harm reduction, public health and negation of harmful societal effects such as crime via support of supervised injection sites. New centres of excellence specializing in mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and related issues for veterans and first responders will also be created. A pan-Canadian Expert Advisory Council on Mental Health will be established to advise on the implementation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s recommendations.
The Green Party's platform supports the Mental Health Commission of Canada's mandate and calls for its extension. They also advocate for increasing funding transfers for non-institutionalized mental health patients to ensure a comprehensive, robust mental health strategy for all Canadians. Not enough information is provided regarding their approach to addressing addiction.