“The Case for Diversity” a report by the Mental Health Commission of Canada

“The Case for Diversity” project reviewed 408 studies involving 41,920 people, offering “significant evidence” that culturally adapted therapies are more effective than programs targeting culturally mixed groups.

“Diversity has been a hallmark of contemporary Canadian society and it should be foundational to the planning and delivery of mental health services at all levels,” the report concludes. “Meeting the needs of IRER [immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized] populations is an urgent priority for the Canadian mental health system and its service providers.”

Some highlights in the report:

  • Calls for improved collection and evaluation of data on ethnic background.
  • Finds that culturally adapted programs increase client satisfaction and compliance and produce better health outcomes.
  • Says addressing social determinants for immigrant, refugee and racialized populations is “paramount” to an effective strategy.

For more details please click on the link below;



Take pride in where you live!! Just A Click Away!!

PCHS-Calgary would request it’s community members to take the pride in making your community a better place to live by participating in


 Calgary’s Vital Signs® is an annual survey “check-up” that measures the vitality of Calgary, identifies significant trends, and assigns grades in areas critical to the quality of life in Calgary. Published annually since 2007, in 2015 – over 1,800 citizens took the survey and contributed their opinions in 21 key issue areas.

This Survey is Presented by the Calgary Foundation, our partnering agency and funder!!

By adding your voice, you can identify needs in the community and provide feedback on how to address these issues…

So please do not miss this opportunity of raising your voice and help support your community.

To participate click on the link below;




In Support of Fort McMurray Wildfire

At a trying time like this in Northern Alberta, and for the people of Fort McMurray and surrounding communities, PCHS recognizes the challenges and stressors that evacuees and first responders are facing.

PCHS pledges to support affected individuals to the best of our abilities by connecting them to services as required, and through our Sahara Family Supportive Counseling. We are proud of being an Alberta organization, and proud to stand with so many generous Albertans rallying to help.

Our thoughts are with all of those involved–evacuees, first responders and government officials seeking to provide direction and guidance at this time.




Hear from the dynamic Baldev Mutta, CEO/Founder of Punjabi Community Health
Services (Ontario), meet the PCHS Calgary Board and staff, and learn about the
need and impact of PCHS in Calgary and how you can participate and contribute

Event details:
Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Civic on Third, 130 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B7
Catering: Karma Fine Indian Cuisine
Dress: Dressy to formal Indian or Western wear
Tickets: $100 (with a tax receipt to be issued for $70)
Tables available
In accordance with our philosophy and values, we do not serve alcohol at PCHS events.
To purchase your ticket, please contact us at info@pchscalgary.com!