COVID-19 Update for October 7 2020 – 2:00pm
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced an additional $176.9 million in funding this year for mental health and addictions services.
Addictions and Mental Health Support
According to the media release, the funding is part of the province’s 10-year investment of $3.8 billion and will “help address urgent gaps in care, enhance access to mental health and addictions services, create new supports and expand programs in several priority areas”.
The priority areas include community-based services in both languages, supportive housing for individuals with serious mental health and addiction challenges, and more hospital in-patient beds for mental health and addiction patients.
The news release can be found here.
We hope you are finding these COVID-19 updates useful. In addition to trying to keep on top of the fast-changing situation, Enterprise is also working to support local charities during these challenging times. If you are able, your contributions to this effort would be deeply appreciated.
To donate, please click on the organization below:
- Toronto – Food Banks Canada
- Thunder Bay – Food Banks North West
- Hamilton/Niagara – Hamilton Food Share
- Alberta – Hope Mission
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team