WHO WE ARE:
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch is a non-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, of whom 50% are clients or family members. Our catchment area is Muskoka and Parry Sound Districts. We are funded by the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, The Ministry of Community and Social Services, The Ministry of Youth and Child Services, the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board, Family Services of Peel, the Ministry of the Attorney General, the North East Local Health Integration Network, the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program, Simcoe Catholic Family Services and private donations.
In 1972 a mental health agency was created and sponsored by South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. In 1994 the agency divested from the hospital and became an Ontario Corporation under the name of Muskoka-Parry Sound Community Mental Health Service with its own Board of Directors and a charitable tax status.
In 1988 an addictions agency was created as an education-only agency. In 1992 a proposal to include addiction counselling to the existing agency was approved and it became an Ontario Corporation with its own Board of Directors under the name of Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound.
In 2003, with the start of the Concurrent Disorder Program an operational integrated relationship started between the two agencies and was built upon until full integration could be achieved.
In April 2015 Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound integrated with Muskoka-Parry Sound Community Mental Health Service, which, simultaneously, became a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
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