WHITBY, ON, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Yesterday marked an important day in mental
health care with the release of the Select Committee's report, Navigating
the Journey to Wellness: The Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions
Action Plan for Ontarians. Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
Sciences (Ontario Shores) applauds the depth of work, extensive
consultation and vision for the future of mental health care in the
The creation of a new umbrella agency, Mental Health and Addictions
Ontario is one of the 23 recommendations in the report.
"Ontario Shores supports the development of a provincial coordinating
organization with regional leads to design, manage and ensure consistent
service delivery throughout the province," says Dr. Eric Fonberg, Chair,
Board of Directors, Ontario Shores. "This comprehensive approach offers
the opportunity for standardized care, equitable access and improved
Other recommendations include a core basket of treatment services,
community services and supports, education, affordable housing and
improvements to the justice system.
"The report and its recommendations signal a new era of recovery and
hope for individuals and families affected by mental illness," says
Glenna Raymond, President and CEO of Ontario Shores. "Ontario Shores
looks forward to working with government, partners and stakeholders to
make this vision a reality and to advance the mental health care system
for all Ontarians."
To view a copy of the final report, visit www.ontla.on.ca
under "Committees" - "Committee Reports".
About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a
leader in mental health care, providing a spectrum of specialized
assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental
illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care,
built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in
research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental
health care system.
SOURCE Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
For further information: For further information:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6581