In March 2015, the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), in partnership with the Region of York, hosted a Mental Health and Addictions Housing Supports Planning Summit. The recommendations from this Summit formed the basis of a multi-year Mental Health and Addictions Supports within Housing Action Plan for York Region, endorsed by the Central LHIN Board in July 2015.
One of the key recommendations of the Action Plan was the establishment of a Service Coordination Council that would be accountable to the Central LHIN to advance the initiatives in the Action Plan.
The responsibility of the Mental Health and Addictions Service Coordination Council will be to:
Collectively, with a patient and family centred model, we will transform and improve services and supports in Central LHIN, resulting in enhanced wellbeing and improved outcomes for persons living with mental illness and addictions.