The Ontario government announced three proposals on Dec. 16, 2015 which aim to improve supports for individuals with mental health and addictions challenges. The proposals called for:
- A transformation of mental health and addictions supports in Ontario at the system level. This was outlined in the first annual report of the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council.
- A need to address the gaps that impact services. The gaps were identified in a joint report by Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
- Continuation of a government plan to invest in 1,000 supporting housing units across the province, including $4 million for 248 supportive housing units in 2016-17.