Ontario announced new investments in housing today, promising $16.2 million for 1,000 supporting housing units across the province, including $4 million for 248 supportive housing units in 2016-17.
Supportive housing is a critical component of recovery from mental illnesses and addictions.
Increasing access to supportive housing has long been a priority for the mental health and addictions sector, as it has been identified as a critical component of recovery from mental illnesses and addictions.
“We’re pleased that the government is investing in supportive housing because with the right supports, people recovering from mental illnesses and addictions gain a renewed sense of dignity and can re-integrate into the community more successfully, “ said Camille Quenneville, CEO of CMHA Ontario.
“We know that there is no recovery without proper housing.”
As part of the continuing expansion of mental health services, Ontario is also providing $2 million to 10 Indigenous organizations to examine the unique mental health and addictions issues facing Indigenous peoples across the province. These organizations will seek input and advice from their local communities and membership, and provide key recommendations to the Ontario government.
To read the complete announcement, visit the Government of Ontario website.