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Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Canada: prevalence & public health prevention efforts, CDPAC and CCDP

June 23, 2016

1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

You are invited to the following webinar hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) in collaboration with Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (CCDP).

Mood and anxiety disorders are the most common types of mental illnesses in Canada and have been estimated to affect about three million Canadian adults in 2013. This webinar will:

  1. Highlight results from a recently released study which examined the characteristics, health status, health service use and perceived need for care among Canadians with symptoms compatible with a mood disorder with vs. without a professional diagnosis;
  2. Present recently-published information from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System on the national surveillance of mood and anxiety disorders in Canada; and,
  3. Provide an overview of PHAC’s collaborative efforts to promote mental health and prevent mental illness.


  • Louise McRae – Senior Epidemiologist, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, PHAC
  • Siobhan O'Donnell – Epidemiologist, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, PHAC
  • Tracey Reynolds, Senior Analyst, Centre for Health Promotion, Mental Health Promotion Unit, PHAC

For more information or to register online please visit or

NOTE: This webinar will be presented in English only. Presentation slides will be made available in both English and French.

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