Daughters of the Vote speak on Mental Health in the House of Commons
On March 8, 2017, while sitting in the House of Commons, delegates spoke to issues of mental health in Canada in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, members of all parties, and the Right Honourable Kim Campbell.
Rebecca Yang, from Calgary Rocky Ridge, raised the issue of mental health among immigrant women.
Lianna Rice, Daughter of the Vote for Labrador, spoke about her personal experiences with mental health, suicide, and called for more space for Inuit voices. Watch Lianna's statement here.
Trina Qaqqaq, the delegate for Nunavut raised the issues of high suicide rates, assistance from non-Indigenous allies, and requested basic human rights in Nunavut. You can see Trina's statement here.