Exhibitor Staff
Lisa Druchok
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
Director, Government Relations & Public Policy
Karen Cook
Policy and Research Manager

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO)

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents over 200 organizations that provide front line substance use, addiction and mental health support and services. Some of this work takes place in hospitals, such as the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, but most are community-based providers like Thunder Bay Counselling and Sandy Hill Community Health Centre in Ottawa.

AMHO members are on the ground in communities across the province, supporting Ontarians through their addiction/substance use, mental health challenges, and mental illness with community-based treatment, counselling, structured psychotherapy, case management, withdrawal management services, residential treatment, peer support, family support, harm reduction supports and supportive housing.

Every year, local mental health and addiction providers help more than 300,000 Ontarians on their roadmap to recovery.

As the collective voice of our members, we provide leadership and engage partners to build a comprehensive and accessible system of addiction and mental health care, and improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities in Ontario. We do this through policy work, advocacy initiatives, service development, knowledge exchange, education offerings, and quality improvement work.

To learn more about how AMHO supports our members and works to achieve our collective vision of creating the best addiction and mental health system for all Ontarians, please visit amho.ca.

Helpful Resources

Website: https://amho.ca/

AMHO 2021 Budget Submission: Roadmap to Recovery

AMHO Strategic Plan 2020-2023

AMHO Annual Report 2019/2020: Together in Challenging Times

Snapshot: COVID-19 – Coping with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

Snapshot: COVID-19 – Self-care for Staff in the Addiction and Mental Health Sector

Residential Treatment of Adult Substance Use Disorders position paper

Snapshot: Residential Treatment of Adult Substance Use Disorders

Promising Practices: 12 Case Studies in Supportive Housing for People with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

Supportive Housing: Recommendations for the Provision of Support Services