A network of concerned organizations is growing across Ontario to make mental health and addictions a priority election issue. The network is comprised of supporters of the Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Alliance’s Vote4MHA campaign which urges the province’s political parties and incoming government to take action on mental health and addictions. Organizations that share the Alliance’s concerns are encouraged to join the Vote4MHA Network of Supporters.
Over 35 organizations from across Ontario signed up within the network’s first week of existence. The Network of Supporters currently includes mental health and addictions organizations from the Superior North region, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Simcoe County, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes, London, Renfrew, Ottawa, Toronto and other regions. In the Huron-Perth region, a local chapter of the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance has been established to support local community organizing.
Individuals are encouraged to contact Vote4MHA campaign supporters to learn about local activities and opportunities. A directory of organizations in the network is available on the Vote4MHA website.
Organizations can find more information about joining the Vote4MHA Network of Supporters by visiting the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions website at www.vote4mha.ca.
Concerned individuals can participate by sending a letter to political party leaders at the Alliance website at www.writetheleaders.vote4mha.ca.