Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Integrated Crisis Care Centre in Waterloo Region

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To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS there is currently a lack of consistent mental health intake policies and care across Ontario when people seek assistance at hospitals;

WHEREAS staff training and readiness to support patients with mental health issues at Ontario’s hospitals lacks consistency and is not sufficiently trauma-informed or evidenced-based;

WHEREAS current discharge procedures often leave vulnerable people without access to adequate care or support;

WHEREAS approximately 4500 people die by suicide each year in Canada and suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults ages 15-34;

WHEREAS the experience of Waterloo’s Roth family in the death of their daughter Kaitlyn has brought to light serious flaws in mental health discharge procedures; and

WHEREAS the Integrated Crisis Centre pilot in Kitchener is opening in the summer of 2024 without any provincial government funding;

WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to direct the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions to earmark funding for the Integrated Crisis Centre in Waterloo Region.


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