TORONTO — The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has received $34.6 million from the Government of Ontario to support upgrades and the addition of new facilities.
The funding will support the redevelopment of CAMH’s forensic mental health program, which currently operates out of an old, institutional building and is the fourth and final part of the hospital’s broader redevelopment project. The new funding brings the province’s total investment in the project to over $37 million.
The expansion includes upgrades to the existing forensic services facility, additional indoor and outdoor support spaces and, once completed, the newly renovated space will include dedicated family visitation areas in the inpatient units, enclosed outdoor areas to support recovery, outpatient services, security and building support services.
“This is a significant milestone as we enter the fourth and final phase of CAMH’s ambitious redevelopment project,” said Tracey MacArthur, president and CEO of CAMH, in a statement. “The new building will bring to life our vision of secure recovery. This is based on the idea that for recovery to take place, patients need access to rehabilitative programming, an environment of trust, and the ability to develop relationships with those providing their care. All patients deserve to receive care in dignified spaces that promote healing and recovery.”