Building a more equitable mental health care system for racialized communities

Experiences of racism can make it more challenging to access mental health and addictions care, and they often lead to poorer health outcomes. While many agencies in Ontario have been working for years to address inequities, we need intentional, coordinated efforts throughout the sector and beyond to build an observably more equitable mental health care system. Racism is a systemic problem, and it requires a system-wide response.

To make headway on this matter, we collaborated with Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) to develop our new report, We journey together: How Ontario’s child and youth mental health agencies are addressing racial equity. This report provides a snapshot of our sector’s current racial equity efforts and findings that lay the groundwork for our collective next steps.

Read the report now to learn about existing gaps as well as promising practices, tools and resources that can be leveraged to foster equity at both the organizational and system levels.