For too long, Ontarians have struggled on their own to navigate a disconnected and fragmented mental health and addictions system. Ontario’s patients and families deserve timely access to the mental health and addictions services they need, when and where they need them.
Throughout Mental Health Week and Children’s Mental Health Week, which are both concluding, Ontario’s Government for the People highlighted several investments as part of its $174 million in funding for mental health and addictions supports.
“Our government is taking a multi-ministerial approach that brings together Ontario’s health, education, housing, justice and social services sector, among others, to work alongside one another to help bring much-needed supports to communities across Ontario,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “Our government is investing in solutions today that will help reduce wait times, enhance opioids and addictions services, create additional supportive housing, build capacity in child and youth mental health, support our men and women in uniform and add services for seniors, Francophones and Ontario’s Indigenous people.”