2018 Community Mental Health and Substance Use Sector Survey 

Welcome to the 2018 Community Mental Health and Substance Use Sector Survey!  

This survey is designed to improve our understanding of the capacity and demographics of the community-based mental health and substance use workforce in British Columbia.

Community Action Initiative has launched similar surveys in past years, focused on mapping out the important role community organizations play in supporting mental health and wellness, and reducing the harms associated with substance use. Results from 2016 and 2017 surveys can be found on our website. The goal of the 2018 survey is to identify opportunities for training, capacity development and other professional development initiatives for the sector’s workforce.

Community Action Initiative provides grant and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC. We take a localized, collaborative approach by creating networks and encouraging dialogue within and across sectors. 
Prize Draw

Survey participants, who complete the entirety of the survey, are eligible to enter a draw for a chance to win 1 of 10 Chapters/ Indigo gift cards valued at $50 each.

Terms and Conditions: Prize winners will be selected through a random draw the first week of December 2018, and notified through email.


Survey responses are anonymous, and results will be analyzed at the aggregate level only. Participation is voluntary, and you may choose to end the survey at any time. Information collected and used in this survey will be consistent with the requirements of the Personal Information Protection Act.

Completion of this online survey indicates that you have provided your consent to participate.

Who should complete this survey?

Community organizations in BC that provide some form of mental health and or substance use services are invited to participate. We ask that one person, either the Executive Director or a Senior Manager, completes this survey on behalf of their organization.

How long will it take?

The survey will only take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will involve questions about your organization, the workforce, professional development initiatives, and linkages to policy makers.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the survey, please contact Jennifer at jalsop@communityactioninitiative.ca.

Thank you

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* 1. Please provide your name, organization, city/town and email address, below. Note that prize winners will be notified via the email submitted in this portion of the survey. 

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* 2. Would you like the name of your organization (with no other identifiable
information) to be included in the list of Survey Respondents in the
final project report?

If you select "no", your organization's name will not appear in any published materials.