by Susan Pigott
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the new bilingual website for Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council.
We all know the stark statistics: mental health and addiction problems impact the lives of one in five Ontarians. The Council was established in 2014 to advise the Ontario government as it implements Open Minds Healthy Minds, the provincial mental health and addictions strategy.
This new, easy-to-use website features many key Council resources including our recommendations to the government as well as the research and background papers that support those recommendations.
This site will also help us better connect with you by providing ongoing updates. And it puts a face—many faces!—on the Council; you can explore our membership here, and learn about our history and guiding principles.
We’re especially delighted to launch our 2016 annual report Moving Forward: Better Mental Health Means Better Health. Click here to access the report as well as the summaries of the Council’s various working groups. You’ll discover valuable information that will inform your own efforts to improve the way Ontarians receive care for mental health and addictions issues.
Together, we’re moving forward.