Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
Who we are
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents over 220 addiction and mental health organizations in Ontario. Our members provide services and supports that help Ontarians across the province with their recovery, including community-based counselling and case management, peer support and consumer run businesses, residential treatment, withdrawal management, supportive housing and hospital based programs.
What we do
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.
Why we do it
In any year, 2.5 million Ontarians will experience an addiction or mental illness challenge. Yet as many as one third of Ontarians who identify themselves as needing mental health or addiction services report not getting help, or having their needs only partially met. Those who do reach out for help often face significant wait times for services. While mental illness and addiction represent 10% of the burden of disease, around 6% of Ontario's public investment in health care addresses these problems.
To achieve optimal addictions and mental health outcomes for Ontarians by providing leadership, being the collective voice of our members, and engaging partners.
A comprehensive and accessible system of care for addictions and mental health, which improves the well-being of all individuals, families and communities in Ontario.