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Ontario heads to the polls on June 2nd and there’s one election issue that the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario knows is important: the province is at risk for a mental health and addictions crisis.

  • Nearly 80 per cent of Ontarians feel we’re on track for a serious mental health crisis when the pandemic is over[i]

  • The rate of opioid-related deaths is at an all-time high

  • People are using more alcohol, tobacco and cannabis since the pandemic began

  • 1 in 4 Ontarians accessed mental health and addictions care during the pandemic

Mental health and addictions must be a priority issue for every candidate and party.

Join our “I choose” campaign and let your candidate know that your vote will be impacted by their commitment to mental health and addictions care.

Each week we will spotlight a different issue for the community mental health and addictions system that is impacting how Ontarians access care in this province.

Know the facts, spread the word, and raise your voice. It’s time to vote for the party that will invest significantly in the community mental health and addictions system.

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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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