Ontario Government

Addictions Services in Ontario have declined in quality for the last 14 years while demand has increased. Drug use in Ontario has been a growing problem and has increased as much as 50% over a ten year span in some Ontario cities.

Funding for such services was on a 12 year freeze followed by two small funding increases in 2004 and 2007 which increased funding by 3% and 1.5%. These have not met the rate of inflation let alone increased demand.

As a result our addictions services are failing leaving addicts nowhere to turn except long waiting lists. The ripple effects of this cost the government and private industry an estimated $34 Billion annually.

We, the undersigned, believe that Addictions Services in Ontario are deteriorating and require an annual funding increase of no less than $200 Million.

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The Increase Ontario Addiction Funding petition to Ontario Government was written by Evan Soikie and is in the category Health at GoPetition.