Ontario Expands Support for Addictions Treatment in Kitchener
Ontario Approves and Funds New Consumption and Treatment Services Site
Ontario's new Consumption and Treatment Services model saves lives by preventing overdose deaths and connecting people who use drugs to primary care, treatment, rehabilitation, mental health, and other health and social services. That's why Ontario continues to connect people to wrap-around supports through the approval of a community-led application for a new Consumption and Treatment Services site in Kitchener.
"Our government welcomes the work done by Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, Sanguen Health Centre and their partners in building community support for this new Consumption and Treatment Services site," said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. "Ontario remains committed to working with communities to establish a network of programs and services in areas with the greatest need to save lives and connect Ontarians with life-saving treatment and rehabilitation services."
Ontario has now approved 16 Consumption and Treatment Services sites in communities across the province. Consumption and Treatment Services are part of Ontario's commitment to create a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system that is centred around patients, families and caregivers.
"Ontario is making mental health and addictions a priority and investing in services that directly help people struggling with addictions," said Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister for Mental Health and Addictions. "We continue to develop and implement integrated and connected mental health and addiction services, so Ontarians are fully supported in their journey toward mental wellness."
- The Kitchener Consumption and Treatment Services site will be located at 150 Duke Street West.
- Ontario continues to accept Consumption and Treatment Services applications.
- Ontario will invest $3.8 billion over 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system.