On April 26, 2021, the City of Toronto announced its investment of $2 million to strengthen mental health support for residents. The funds will be allocated to community groups and non-profit organizations to assist them in addressing mental health challenges, with an emphasis on supporting individuals in the neighbourhoods hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds will be distributed to seven of the community-based mental health organizations that are part of the City’s Mental Health Support Strategy and to at least 18 additional partner agencies. They will provide access to critical mental health support resources virtually and completely free of charge for vulnerable residents who may be experiencing stress, grief and loss, anxiety, depression or other mental health stressors as a result of the pandemic. CMHA Toronto is proud to be one of the community-based mental health organizations to partner with the City to strengthen mental health supports to diverse communities across Toronto. The list of all agencies providing mental health support through this partnership with the City is available on the City’s website.