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CMHA Ontario’s pre-budget submission highlights need for increased investments in mental health and addictions

January 18, 2017

The pre-budget submission from Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario urges the Ontario government to make mental health and addictions a priority during the development of the 2017 provincial budget.

The submission from CMHA Ontario asks the provincial government to support mental health and addictions by:

  • Increasing overall funding to manage demand and reduce wait times in the mental health sector
  • Investing locally to support Ontarians where they live
  • Investing in core mental health and addictions services
  • Significantly increasing access to psychotherapy
  • Providing greater access to supportive housing to aid recovery
  • Investing in a data and performance management strategy

The recommendations made by CMHA Ontario align with the work of the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council, a group of sector experts convened by the province to make recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Read the full submission.

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