Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) has launched an election website to promote engagement on the challenges facing the addiction and mental health sector. Visit AMHOs website to learn more about the issues, download our social media assets, and send a letter directly to your local candidates calling for a better mental health and addiction system: https://notimetowaitontario.ca/
In the 2022 provincial election, AMHO calls on all political parties to commit to:
- Implementing a strategy to address growing wait times for mental health, addiction, and substance use health services.
- Including baseline funding increases to community-based mental health, addiction, and substance use health providers by 8% ($120M annually).
- Developing and implementing a Health Human Resources plan to address the staffing challenges in the sector.
- Including working towards wage equity to achieve wage parity with the hospital sector and removing compensation caps for workers on the front lines.
- Responding urgently to the escalating overdose crisis and the drastic rise in overdose deaths.
- Including re-striking the Ontario Emergency Opioid Task Force.
- Using a social determinants of health approach in designing and implementing mental health and substance use supports and services.
- Including increasing the supply and access to supportive housing units and ensuring people with lived and living experience (PWLE) are actively engaged as partners in designing the system of care
Please share widely and help make addiction and mental heath a priority this election