Ontario making historic investment in mental health care

Posted on April 6th, 2018

Ontario investment

Ontario is making an unprecedented investment in mental health and addictions that will improve care for the one in three people in Ontario who experience mental health or addictions challenges in their lifetime.

Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto to announce the biggest provincial investment in Canadian history in mental health and addictions services — a four-year investment of $2.1 billion that will re-frame the system to deliver more accessible and better integrated care.¬†

The investment will make it easier to access services through a local school, family doctor’s office or community-based organization. This will mean:

  • The province will create at least 15 additional youth wellness hubs over four years to improve access to services, fill critical service gaps for youth aged 12 to 25 and improve transitions to adult services
  • Access to withdrawal management and residential and community treatment services for young people and adults living with addictions in Ontario will be expanded, including services in every community and support for more programs and services that are culturally appropriate
  • The province will invest an additional $570 million over the next four years so that young people can access the supports they need.

Read the full announcement

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