Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Ontario Unveils Plan to Build Mental Health and Addictions System

Every year, more than one million Ontarians experience a mental health or addictions challenge, which can have a serious impact on their quality of life, including the ability to go to school or make a living. Following extensive consultations with experts, grassroots organizations, health care providers on the frontlines and first responders, as well as people with lived experience and their families and caregivers, Ontario is launching Roadmap to Wellness: A Plan to Build Ontario's Mental Health and Addictions System.

Ontario Implementing Enhanced Measures to Safeguard Public from COVID-19

As the scope of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to increase internationally, Ontario is taking action to ensure the province's readiness to contain and respond to a range of outbreak scenarios. 

Today, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, announced Ontario is implementing an enhanced response structure that formally brings together a wide range of partners to review, strengthen and implement provincial and regional plans and ensure their responsiveness to the specifics of COVID-19.

The new response structure will comprise a number of tables with specific mandates:

Ontario Investing in Critical Mental Health and Addictions Upgrades and Repairs in Hamilton

Ontario is investing in critical upgrades and repairs in the province's mental health and addictions system so community-based agencies can continue to deliver quality care to patients and their families.

Today, the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, was joined bythe MPP for Flamborough-Glanbook, at Wayside House of Hamilton to announce that Ontario is providing over $200,000 to support infrastructure upgrades to the facility.

Improving Quality and Delivery of Mental Health and Addictions Services

Yesterday, with the proclamation of the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence Act, the new Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence has been formally established within Ontario Health. This new centre will serve as the foundation on which the province will build a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system.

Ontario Taking Action on Key Recommendations from Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

Today, the Minister of Long-Term Care, was at The Village of Tansley Woods to announce the government and the sector have completed a total of 18 recommendations in response to the key recommendations in the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, including a directive from the Minister to long-term care homes on safe medication management.