Mental health outcomes are distributed unequally in different populations in Ontario:
- low-income women are three times as likely as higher income women to report their mental health as poor or fair
- low-income men are five times as likely as higher income men to report their mental health as poor or fair
- there is a clear mental health gradient – the percentage who report their mental health as only fair or poor rises as income decreases
Focus on Equity , a joint initiative between the Wellesley Institute and the Canadian Mental Health Association provides feedback on the proposed strategic directions and priorities in the Ministry’s paper. We have endorsed the document and congratulate the Government of Ontario for their commitment to equity in mental health. Focus on outlines an equity roadmap for mental health in Ontario.
Every Door is the Right Door is a consultation paper developed by the Minister’s Advisory Group of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. It sets out a framework for a proposed 10 year strategy to improve services and supports for all Ontarians.