We know the community mental health and substance use sector is in crisis. Your organizations are under more pressure than ever with growing demands for care, increasing staffing pressures, rising costs of food, housing, and operations—with no funding increases from government.
We want you to be involved in AMHO’s important advocacy work.
Across Ontario, more Ontarians are struggling and without the funding to grow and expand supports and services, wait lists are growing.
74% OF ONTARIANS
are experiencing increased mental health and addiction challenges
42% OF ONTARIANS
have increased substance use or gambling
6,647 OPIOID RELATED DEATHS
since the start of the pandemic. With improved access to support and services, those are lives that could have been saved
The rate of hospital stays that were a direct result of substance use
since the start of the pandemic.
You can help amplify and spread our message at the local—and provincial—level.
We have created a template to help you call on the provincial government for action. We are asking every AMHO member to complete the form below, which will share your message with government.
Please fill out the form below including adding local information and data to help us make an impact.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
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About Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents nearly 200 organizations that provide front line substance use, addiction, and mental health support and services. Some of this work takes place in hospitals, such as the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, but most are community-based providers, like Thunder Bay Counselling and Addiction Services Central Ontario.
AMHO members are on the ground in communities across the province, supporting Ontarians through their mental health and substance use health challenges by providing community-based treatment, counselling, structured psychotherapy, case management, withdrawal management services, residential treatment, peer support, family support, harm reduction supports, and supportive housing.