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Thanks to all the Ontarians who raised their voices and participated in our
I Choose campaign to help ensure mental health and addictions was a key policy issue during the election. Now that the government has been elected, we must keep the momentum going to help Ontarians who may be struggling.

  • Since 2016, the government has provided $132 billion for the acute care sector versus $7 billion for community mental health and addictions
  • Most health sector resignations have been related to stress, burnout and lack of competitive wages
  • 1 in 4 Ontarians accessed mental health and addictions care during the pandemic
  • Nearly 80 per cent of Ontarians feel we’re on track for a serious mental health crisis when the pandemic is over[i]

Mental health and addictions must continue to be a priority issue for every MPP.

Support our I Choose campaign and let your MPP know that significantly more investment is needed to help mental health and addictions care, which for decades has been underfunded.

Join us as we continue to advocate for additional funding for community providers across Ontario.

Learn more about the key issues below and check back as we continue to share tools and resources on how to engage.

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About CMHA Ontario

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization funded by the province. 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.

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