Mental Health and Addiction Services

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced that the government is investing an additional $174 million in funding to address the critical gaps in Ontario’s system and to support patients and families living with mental health and addictions challenges.

To ensure mental health and addiction service providers have stable, long-term funding, the government will be making this additional funding available every year.

This year’s additional mental health and addiction funding will include:

  • Providing children and youth with earlier and faster mental health and addictions help at schools and in the community;
  • More housing support for people who are homeless and face mental health and addictions issues;
  • New mobile crisis teams that will help police officers and other first responders manage sensitive situations when assisting people with severe mental illness; and
  • Faster access to addictions treatment for all Ontarians.