Our Principles & Values
We believe and practice in the following values as an organization as we work toward bringing lasting change to perinatal mental health care services:
1. Integrity: Acting with strong ethics is a priority for everyone representing CPMHC
as well as the organization’s behavior as a whole.
2. Honesty: It’s not just the best policy. It’s a core practice to act in a transparent,
trustworthy manner that earns the respect of colleagues and the public.
3. Fairness: Treating everyone with the common decency we all deserve and
4. Accountability: Accepting responsibility for our actions is the ultimate way to
build trust internally and externally.
5. Diversity and Inclusion: We succeed by bringing different lived experiences and
a range of backgrounds into a shared environment where everyone has equal
6. Learning: No one has all the answers. A culture of humility and continuous
learning is a bedrock principle of the CPMHC.
7. Collaborative: When we work together, we can create something greater than
ourselves as individuals.
8. Passion: Having a joy not just for the work itself but also the people around us,
so that everyone can be bold, innovative, and creative.
Inspire our elected leaders and the public to not only inform themselves about the importance of perinatal mental health but to also spark the desire within for the vital and timely need to improve the system.
HOW WE WILL INSPIRE:
We will inspire through sharing information and story-telling. We will not only inform and educate our elected leaders and the public about perinatal mental health, we will Inspire them to see the true importance of it and its effect over future generations. We will continue to share data and facts and tell the stories of people with lived experience.
Mobilize our members to engage with policy makers in their constituencies and mobilize our elected leaders to enact legislation to improve perinatal mental health care and services.
HOW WE WILL MOBILIZE:
We will mobilize by building power locally as well as nationally and by building bi-partisan support across all party lines. We will not only build on our advocacy efforts but also Mobilize our members to take action. We believe all federal, provincial, and territorial elected officials working together in a bi-partisan way to improve perinatal mental health is what will truly bring lasting change to families across Canada.
Advance and transform the health care system in a way that provides timely access to perinatal mental health care services through legislation.
HOW WE WILL ADVANCE:
We will advance by influencing government legislation and regulations, and by engaging the public to make direct contributions to perinatal mental health care. We will strive to Advance and transform the health care system into one that fully integrates perinatal mental health care into all aspects of health care, no matter which door you enter. We will advocate to directly help with policy making with the executive and legislative branches of government federally and provincially/territorially.
Cultivate the operational capacity of CPMHC to carry out its mission and vision.
HOW WE WILL CULTIVATE:
We will cultivate by ensuring CPMHC is operationally and financially sound. To ensure we remain a viable and thriving non profit organization, we will Cultivate the CPMHC’s operational structure, expand its organizational capacity, and increase funding so that we are able to carry out all of our activities moving forward.