This election, make sure your local candidates know that #KidsCantWait for Mental Health Services!
To help you in your efforts, CMHO has come up with a series of resources that will help you to identify who the MPP candidates are in your area. We also have resources that will help you to keep your candidates well informed of the current crisis facing the children and youth mental health and addictions sector in Ontario.
Find Your Candidates
Not sure who the candidates are in your riding? Look below to find out who's running in your community.
Heading to a Local Debate or Town Hall?
We have a list of questions regarding child and youth mental health that you can bring to your candidates. We have questions for those who are professionals, parents or youth. Click the link below to access.
Have an In Person Meeting?
Then there a few things that you can do. The first step is to help make sure that your local candidate knows the issues that are facing the child and youth mental health and addictions sector. CMHO has created a helpful 1 page document to help you explain the current issues and that you can leave behind with the candidate. We also have a document stating the latest hospitalization rates for Ontario children and youth from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Click on the links below to download our Current Issues document to bring to your meeting.
Be a #KidsCantWait Supporter
The next thing you can do if you have in person meeting with a candidate is to enlist them as a #KidsCantWait Supporter. #KidsCantWait Supporters are MPPs and MPP candidates who have committed to increase funding for child and youth mental health once the election has completed. Below you will find a letter that explains the #KidsCantWait Supporter role and a sign that your candidates can take a picture with and post on social media to show that this election, they support child and youth mental health.