Ontario is helping up to 500,000 people who are either at-risk of, or currently living with both physical and mental illnesses, get the care and treatment they need.
The province is joining forces with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Trillium Health Partners, the University of Toronto and a private donor to provide a total of $60 million in new funding for the creation of the Medical Psychiatry Alliance.
The Medical Psychiatry Alliance members will lead the initiative, which will support people across the province over the next six years by:
Helping people with physical and mental illnesses supports Ontario's Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care, by providing the right mental health care, at the right time and in the right place. This is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.