Ontario’s child and youth mental health system is faced with a skyrocketing demand for services leading to lengthy wait times of up to 18 months.
Over 120,000 children and youth rely on community based mental health services, and while the Ontario government has made progress toward key commitments for improvements to the system, the fact remains that too many children and youth do not receive the services they desperately need.
Ontario children and youth deserve timely and effective mental health treatment when and where they need it. They need you to invest more in community based mental health services today. Please act quickly to increase funding.