Ontario Expanding Support for Addictions Treatment

Published on July 12, 2021

The devastating impacts of mental health and addictions challenges can be felt in Newmarket-Aurora and every community across the province, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we’re investing an additional $32.7 million in new annualized funding for targeted addictions services and supports, including treatment and care for opioid addictions.


As the province continues the fight against COVID-19, this funding will help to enhance access to evidence-based, high-quality addictions services and address urgent gaps in needed supports across the continuum of care, including:

  • $2.25 million to support elements of the Toronto-based opioid response proposal by the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network to support the individual’s journey across the continuum of care.
  • $6.9 million in provincial opioid response investments.
  • Over $18.8 million in bed-based investments for adults and youth who need intensive supports.
  • $4.75 million for community-based services to support lifelong stabilization and recovery.


This funding is part of the government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over 10 years to implement Roadmap to Wellness, Ontario’s comprehensive plan to build a modern, connected and high-quality mental health and addictions system centred around the needs of patients. This government is committed to supporting all Ontarians on their journey to wellness by investing in services across the continuum of care, from prevention to recovery, to make it easier for people to find and access support when and where they need it.

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