The Province Makes Mental Health and Primary Care a Priority for Timmins' Youth 
Timmins Youth Wellness Hub has long known the importance of inclusive counselling, social support and peer mentoring for youth in our community. Today, the Ontario government re-affirmed their own commitment to youth by investing $2.7 million in four provincial Youth Wellness Hubs, including Timmins.

The announcement was made earlier today by Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. The funding is part of the province’s plan to invest $3.8 billion over 10 years to implement Ontario’s “Roadmap to Wellness,” a mental health and addictions system to serve all Ontarians.

Timmins Youth Wellness Hub will receive a portion of the total funding in order to increase walk-in access to primary care and address concerns such as mental health, substance abuse, housing, education, training and employment for youth 12-25.

“It is critical that we work with youth to address the root cause of mental health and addiction,” says Mayor George Pirie. “The Timmins Youth Wellness Hub has been integral to youth engagement and this funding will only serve to strengthen and expand the services they are currently offering.

“The City’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan recognizes youth engagement as one of our four priorities and the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub was instrumental in developing a plan to promote youth engagement and empowerment within our community. I would like to thank Minister Elliot and Associate Minister Tibollo on behalf of the Government of Ontario for investing in the health and welfare of our youth.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/1/2021 at 3:24 PM  

 
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