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Pandemic highlights need for community mental health and addictions care: CMHA Ontario pre-budget submission

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is calling out chronic underfunding and pandemic-related strain on the community-based mental health and addictions sector in its 2022 pre-budget submission to provincial government.

The pandemic has further highlighted the need to prioritize mental health and addictions funding for the community sector, which has demonstrated nimbleness and creativity while responding to unprecedented challenges. In its pre-budget submission, CMHA Ontario says this sector needs an infusion of funding to address historical inequities and give mental health appropriate parity with other health care sectors.

Noting that mental health and addictions services will be required more than ever post-pandemic, CMHA Ontario makes funding requests in four specific areas:

 

 

 

 

Read CMHA Ontario’s full pre-budget submission to the provincial government.

 

 

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