Media Advisory – Emergency Rally for future of CMHA – Thames Valley

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LONDON, ON, July 10, 2024 /CNW/ – Workers, individuals, family members, and community members who depend on the services provided at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services are rallying to stop job and service cuts and to call upon the Ford government to fix the funding shortage and state of services emergency!

Already facing a $2.6M budget deficit, CMHA Thames Valley is set to make further cuts linked to financial pressures that will impact services and individuals’ access to care if they don’t receive more funding immediately. Impacted workers, who provide vital support to many vulnerable individuals, have faced and are facing further staffing reductions this summer.

What: Rally to fix the funding shortage in community mental health and addiction care!

When: Thursday, July 11, 20244:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: 200 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario – outside CMHA main office

Who: Speakers will include JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President; Laurie Nancekivell, OPSEU/SEFPO First VP/Treasurer; Ed Arvelin, Chair of the OPSEU/SEFPO Mental Health and Addictions Division; Tischa Forster, President of OPSEU/SEFPO Local 133/Public Policy and Campaigns Coordinator Mental Health and Addictions Division; and Teresa Armstrong MPP for London-Fanshawe.

Let’s call upon the government to properly fund CMHA Thames Valley to avoid further staffing and services reductions across the 4 counties served: LondonMiddlesex, Elgin, Oxford and Huron.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/SEFPO)

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