Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is proud to be a leader in fighting for the right of Ontario children and youth to access mental health care when they need and inside their own communities. With the combined strength of our members, we advocate for government investments, policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and families seeking mental health services in Ontario. 


Our primary goals in our advocacy work are:

1. To ensure that no child or youth in Ontario waits more than 30 days for mental health and addictions treatment

2. To expand specialized mental health and addiction centres to ensure that children and youth can access the treatment they need

3. To retain the highest skilled staff to care for our most vulnerable children and youth

4. To develop quality standards to deliver the best mental health and addictions services


Please find below a list of our Advocacy Reports for Policy Makers:

Policy Work on Residential and Intensive Treatment:


For more information about CMHO's policy initiatives, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.