Income Security Roadmap: Letter to the Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services
In October, the Ministry of Community and Social Services released a report called Income Security: A Roadmap for Change. The report was developed by 3 working groups on behalf of the Ministry. The Roadmap outlines major investments and improvements to Ontario’s social assistance system. The attached letter expresses CAMH’s support for the vision, principles and recommendations outlined in the Roadmap.
Bill 174 (cannabis regulation in Ontario): Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy
The provincial government has introduced Bill 174: the Cannabis, Smoke
-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act. Bill 174 is an excellent start towards regulating cannabis in Ontario. In this document, we provide recommendations on the remaining areas where we believe it can be improved.
Medical Assistance in Dying for mental illness: Policy advice
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) for mental illness is an extremely complex topic that impacts CAMH’s patients, their families, as well as physicians and staff. For the past two years, the CAMH MAiD working group has deliberated on this issue with a range of experts. Our Policy Advice on Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness paper outlines CAMH’s thinking on the issue and recommends that the government not amend MAiD legislation for people with mental illness as their sole medical condition at this time.