Ontario's Government is Reducing Wait Times for Mental Health and Addiction Care

Government of Ontario

News Release

Ontario's Government is investing in urgently-needed mental health and addiction services and engaging with health care leaders, front line staff and people with lived experiences to address the critical gaps in the province's mental health care system.

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at St. Michael's Hospital to announce the first wave of direct mental health and addictions funding which includes adding more than 50 new mental health beds at 12 hospitals across Ontario. 

Today's announcement is part of the 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.

The government is also engaging with health care leaders, subject matter experts, sector partners and associations, health service providers and people with lived experience to identify mental health and addiction needs across the province.

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