CAMH’s Strategic Plan, Vision 2020: tomorrow.today, re-affirms our commitment to advocating for public policies that are responsive to the needs of people with mental illness and addictions. As one of the six pillars of this plan, CAMH is committed to “Driving Social Change” by playing a leading role in transforming society’s understanding of mental illness and addiction and building a better mental health care system. CAMH aims to be a champion for health equity, social justice and inclusion for those with mental illness and addiction. To help achieve these goals, CAMH communicates evidence-based policy advice to stakeholders and policymakers.
Supervised Injection Services in Toronto: Deputation to the Toronto Board of Health
In this deputation, Dr. Jürgen Rehm offers CAMH’s support for the development of three Supervised Injection Services in Toronto. Supervised Injection Services are an important public health approach that can reduce individual and societal harms associated with injection drug use.
Basic Income Guarantee: Letter to the Premier
The Ontario Mental Health & Addictions Alliance is a coalition of organizations from across the province and across the continuum of care. In this letter, the Alliance commends Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for her government's recent commitment to launching a Basic Income pilot project.
Mental Health and Primary Care Policy Framework
People with mental health problems and illnesses have difficulty accessing high quality primary care and this can result in poor health outcomes. CAMH’s Mental Health and Primary Care Policy Framework gives a broad overview of the factors that contribute to primary care access in Ontario and provides a model for the development and implementation of primary care policies that most effectively address the needs of people with mental health problems and illnesses. The Framework was developed in consultation with internal and external experts in the field.
Please note that this Framework contains slight modifications to the version released in January 2016.
Pre-budget consultations: Letter to the Minister of Finance
this letter to federal Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, CAMH's CEO Dr.
Catherine Zahn presents two areas in need of investment: reducing wait
times for mental health services and enhancing access to affordable and
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