Throughout the 2018 Provincial Election, CMHO will be active on Social Media, to let Ontario's Political parties and leaders know that kids can't wait for mental health services.
We invite you to join us on Social Media to share with your networks and let them know to remember child and youth mental health when they vote on June 7th.
Find Local #KidsCantWait Supporters
We will be starting a campaign on May 7th to highlight MPPs and MPP candidates who have agreed to be #kidsmentalhealth supporters. You can encourage your local candidates by sending them the sign and letter available below
Images like the one above of Minister Coteau of Children and Youth Services, will be shared through CMHO's Twitter and Facebook Accounts from May 7th to the election on June 7th.
Sample Social Media Posts
Tell your friends that Kids Can't Wait for Mental Health Services! Share our web page with them so that they can send a letter to Ontario's Political Leaders, so they can reach out to their local MPP candidates, and so they can find out what each party has promised to contribute to child and youth mental health following the election.
Please find below a list of sample posts and graphics that you can use to share this information with your online communities!
Sample Post #1. Ask Ontario party leaders and your local candidates to act now to improve child and youth mental health services with increased funding to reduce wait times for services. #kidscantwait https://www.cmho.org/articles/6519812-kidscantwait-2018-provincial-election
Sample Post #2. Tell @Kathleen_Wynne @AndreaHorwath @fordnation that they need to invest more in community based mental health services. https://www.cmho.org/articles/6519811-send-a-letter-election-2018
Sample Post #3. This election, ask your local candidates to act to end the wait by kids for mental health care services in their communities. #kidscantwait https://www.cmho.org/articles/6519812-kidscantwait-2018-provincial-election
Sample Post #4. To help you keep child and youth mental health in mind for your vote in June, CMHO has a list of previous commitments by the three major political parties on child and youth mental health #kidscantwait https://www.cmho.org/articles/6519814-2018-party-platforms-on-kids-mental-health #onpoli
On May 6th, we kicked off Children's Mental Health Week by hosting a Twitter Chat focusing on making sure that your candidates and political leaders know that kids can't wait. Thanks to all of you who were able to participate.