March 29, 2018
It was five years ago today that AMHO came to be.
The result of a merger between Addictions Ontario (AO) and the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP), AMHO became the province’s unified voice for community addiction and mental health.
Although relatively young at 5 years, today AMHO also celebrates over 75 years of shared history from our two predecessor organizations.
“We are proud of the work our members have done to bring the sector together under one umbrella” says Gail Czukar, CEO of AMHO. “AMHO arose to support a more comprehensive and responsive system for the treatment of addictions and mental health, and to bring system wide representation for our members and a stronger voice for the clients we serve everyday across the province. We’ve made great strides in this regard – and are excited about what our next five years will hold.”
“Thank you to our members for your leadership, and for inspiring AMHO to work hard every day for a more comprehensive and accessible system that supports the well-being of all Ontarians,” continued Czukar.
Five Years of AMHO Milestones
Officially establishing Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
AMHO CEO Gail Czukar appointed to the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council
Launched “Building on Our Strengths” our inaugural Strategic Plan 2016-2019.
Wrapped the first round of projects of the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP), to increase the sector’s capacity for quality improvement and data.
Started LeaderShift, a leadership development program for the community sector in collaboration with OCSA, CMHA Ontario, AOHC and AFHTO.