Ontario Adding More Mental Health and Addiction Services in Sarnia-Lambton



Sarnia, ON — On Monday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey was proud to announce that Ontario’s Government for the People will be providing new funding for mental health and addictions services in Sarnia-Lambton. Locally, the Ontario government is investing an additional $732,768 this year to support people, families and caregivers in Sarnia-Lambton living with mental health and addictions challenges.

This is part of the additional $174 million in funding to address 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.

Included in the overall investment of $174 million is nearly $30 million for child and youth mental health services and programs across Ontario, as well as more than $27 million to fund mental health supports in Ontario’s education system, which will directly benefit schools, teachers and, most important, students and their parents.

Our government is keeping our promise to make mental health and addictions a priority,” said MPP Bailey. “This additional funding will go directly toward services for patients and families and help reduce wait times, enhance opioid and addictions services, and build capacity in child and youth mental health.”

Local Investment:

  • St. Clair Child & Youth Services – $87,768 for:
  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Bluewater Health – $ 645,000 + 2 Beds for:
  • Inpatient Mental Health Beds – 2 beds
  • Opioids Addictions Treatment and Services – $330,000
  • Youth Residential Treatment and Withdrawal Management – $315,000

“These investments are part of our government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions strategy,” said MPP Bailey. “Together, we will create a connected system of care with comprehensive wrap-around services to ensure that every Ontarian is fully supported in their journey toward mental wellness.”


  • Investments in mental health and addictions services is part of Ontario’s plan to modernize our public health care system, which relentlessly focuses on patient experience and better connected care, to reduce wait times and end hallway health care.
  • The government has held 19 consultations across the province with mental health and addictions community organizations, frontline service providers, hospitals, advocates, experts, people with lived experience, and people with experience in Indigenous mental health and addictions
  • The government will invest $3.8 billion over 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions strategy.
Bob Bailey, MPP, 519-337-0051