(Toronto, Nov. 15, 2018) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division strongly supports the direction of the provincial government on mental health and addictions as outlined in the fall economic statement.
The following is reaction from Camille, Quenneville, CEO, CMHA Ontario:
“The intent to prioritize a reduction in wait times for mental health and addictions services is evidence that this government is listening.
“The province has further indicated that in addition to reducing wait times, it will turn its focus to opioid addiction treatment services. The new consumption and treatment services model is proof of this focus and the consideration being given to this serious issue.
“We look forward to further consultation and collaboration in the days, weeks and months to come as we work in tandem with government to tackle these complex issues related to mental health and addictions.”
About Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization funded by the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We work to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Our vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. We are a trusted advisor to government, contributing to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health. Our 30 local CMHA branches, together with community-based mental health and addictions service providers across the province, serve approximately 500,000 Ontarians each year.
For more information, contact:
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
T: 416-977-5580, ext. 4141