Mental Health Commission of Canada welcomes Ontario Government announcement: Participants in At Home/Chez Soi Toronto project to receive ongoing support
Calgary, Alberta, February 12, 2013 – The Government of Ontario announced today that it will provide continued supportive housing and services to people living with mental illness who are currently part of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) At Home/Chez Soi research demonstration project. This investment will maintain 216 supportive housing units and support services for 240 formerly homeless people living with mental illness in Toronto.
“The link between chronic homelessness and mental illness is widely acknowledged, but not fully understood. This new investment by the Government of Ontario which has been a champion of the Housing First approach for some time, is significant,” says MHCC President and CEO Louise Bradley. “It means that the people who have been helped by the At Home/Chez Soi project in Toronto will continue to receive the support they need.”