We’re stronger together
AMHO is the provincial voice of Ontario’s community-based mental health and addiction providers.
Our 200 member organizations represent the full continuum of mental health and addiction organizations and services, ranging from community-based providers to peer and consumer survivor groups, to Community Health Centres (CHCs) and hospitals and hospital-based services.
At AMHO, we are inspired and driven by the work our members do.
That’s why we work hard to support our members through professional development and continuing education, insurance and group benefit plans, and collaborate with system partners on policy and advocacy work to engage the sector and the public.
Up to date information and resources
AMHO knows what is happening in the sector, the system and in government, and provides members with analyzed, concise and up-to-date information on the issues. In other words, what you need to know, when you need to know it.
Advocacy and government relations
On behalf of our members and in collaboration with our system partners, AMHO advocates for a more comprehensive and accessible system of addiction and mental health care, and the well-being of all Ontarians. AMHO has representation on key government policy committees and planning groups where we will continue to act as the collective voice of our membership. Engagement with MPPs, LHINs, Ministry officials, the media and other health sectors by AMHO and its members will be the key to bringing the very real issues of the field forward.
Education, events and networking opportunities
An Annual Conference and bi-annual Community of Practice meetings include topical seminars where members can learn and meet other members to share ideas and information. Events and webinars during the year on pressing issues, new initiatives and challenges for addiction and mental health providers are also available to organizations.
A holistic approach
AMHO represents both the addiction and mental health sectors, and we work closely with primary care, community support services, justice and other sectors to bring a comprehensive approach to all the work we do.
Group benefits and insurance rates
Keep your staff health and safe with a comprehensive health and dental plan at a highly competitive rate through AMHO’s group benefits plan. These benefits include health, dental, life and disability insurance as well as comprehensive liability insurance for all aspects of an organization, from Board of Directors and staff to property.
Policy, service development and quality improvement work
AMHO has representation on key government policy committees and planning groups where we will continue to act as the collective voice of our membership. We also offer services to strengthen your agencies capacity to use evidence and data and improve service quality.
Let’s improve the well-being of Ontarians
Interested in joining Addictions and Mental Health Ontario? You can complete the membership application online here, or contact Leslie Steinberg, Member Relations Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-490-8900 ext. 1630.
Please note membership fees are for the period from April 1 – March 31 and are based on your Ministry approved operating budgets.
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Mental Health Week 2020
Mental Health Week takes place the first week of May each year, to raise awareness about the importance of mental health. This year, join Addictions and Mental Health Ontario in a nation wide conversation advocating for stronger mental health and addiction supports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every September, communities from across Ontario, Canada, and beyond, come together to celebrate the many pathways to recovery, challenge stigma, and foster hope for overcoming addiction.
Despite how common mental health and addiction challenges are, many Ontarians do not receive the mental health and/or addictions services they need.
In any given year, one in five people in Ontario experiences a mental health or addiction problem.
The economic cost of mental health and addiction issues in Ontario is estimated at $39 billion annually.
Through your generous donations and support, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario will continue to bring a voice to mental health and addiction challenges and needs, reduce stigma and discrimination through awareness and education, leverage opportunities to build enhance client-centred and evidence-based services, emphasize the important role of the social determinants of health in both the quality of physical and mental health, and focus priorities on establishing accountabilities and quality initiatives across the continuum of care in Ontario.
Freedom from mental health and addiction challenges is possible.
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Cheques may be made out to Addictions and Mental Health Ontario and mailed to:
180 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
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