Policy and Advocacy Papers, Submissions & Letters

Papers, Submissions & Letters

Policy and Position Papers

Discussion Paper on the Cannabis Act (October 2017) (PDF)

Prescription for Holistic Care: Improving Access to Medications through Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy (June 2015) (PDF) (Word)

Mental Health Law in Ontario: Unpacking Policy and Legislation. Exploratory Report (April 2013)  (PDF)  
 
Provincial Correctional Response to Individuals with Mental Illnesses in Ontario: A Review of Literature. (March 2012)    (PDF)   (Word)
 
Position Statement: People with Mental Illness in Federal and Provincial Correctional Setting (December 2011)    (PDF)   (Word)
 
Double Jeopardy: Deportation of the Criminalized Mentally Ill (March 2010)    (PDF)   (Word)
 
SSO Position on Access to Medications (November 2009)    (PDF)   (Word)
 
Reducing Emergency Room Wait Times for People in Psychiatric Distress: Recommendations from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (October 2008)    (PDF)   (Word)
 
Caring Together: Families as Partners in the Mental Health and Addiction System (November 2006)    (PDF)  
 
Early Intervention in Psychosis: Position Paper (April 2004)    (PDF)   (Word)
 

Submissions and Briefs

Submission from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario on the New National Immigration Detention Framework (May 2017) (PDF)

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario's Submission to the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations (January 2017) (PDF)

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario’s Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations (August 2016) (PDF)

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Submission to the Provincial Segregation Review Team (May 2016) (PDF)

LTAHS Supportive Housing Submission (July 2015) (PDF)  (Word)

Submission for the Disability Tax Credit Consultation (December 2014) (PDF) (Word

Interactions between Police and Individuals with Mental Illnesses – Review. Submission from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (March 2014)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Improving the Legal Aid System in Ontario to Better Support Clients with Mental Health and Addictions Issues (March 2014)  (PDF)   (Word)
  
SSO Position on Proposed Changes to the Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) Provision under Bill C-54 (March 2013)   (Word)
 
Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance System. Schizophrenia Society of Ontario’s Response to: “Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform” (March 2012)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Review of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Program:  Submission to the Department of Finance from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (December 2011)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
SSO-CMHA Ontario joint submission: Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance System. Response to: “A Discussion Paper: Issues and Ideas” (August 2011)  (PDF)  (Word)
 
Submission on the Federal Community Corrections Strategy (April 2011)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
SSO-CMHA Follow-up Submission:  Response to the Draft Proposed Integrated Accessibility Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Final Public Review Period (March 2011)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Recommendations on the Creation of an Ontario Nutritional Supplement Program – Joint Submission on Special Diet Allowance (November 2010)   (Word)
 
SSO-CMHA Ontario Joint Submission: Response to the Proposed Integrated Accessibility Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (October 2010)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Submission to the Minister’s Advisory Group on Mental Health and Addictions, Every Door is the Right Door (September 2009)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Pre-Budget Submission (January 2009)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Recommendations Concerning the Personal Health Information Protection Act from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (August 2008)  (PDF)   
 
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Schizophrenia Society of New Brunswick Submission to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security: TASER STUDY (April 2008)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Pre-Budget Submission (January 2008)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Legislative Assembly of Ontario on
Bill 102: An Act to amend the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act and Ontario Drug Benefit Act (June 2006)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Pre-budget Submission (November 2006)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Pre-budget Submission (January 2006)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
Pre-budget Submission (February 2004)  (PDF)   (Word)
 
 

Letters

Letter to Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins re access to proper care and supports for individuals living with schizophrenia and psychosis (Nov 2017) (PDF)

Letter to Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Officer Re: Importance of Timely Access to a Range of Treatments for People Affected by Mental Illness (July 2017) (PDF)

Letter to Minister of Health and Long Term Care Re: Targeted Mental Health Funding (November 2016) (PDF)

Letter to Suzanne McGurn re: Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (August 2015) (PDF) (Word)

Letter to Minister of Health and Long Term Care regarding national pharmacare (December 2014) (PDF) (Word)

Letter to OACP regarding Non-Conviction Records: OACP Consultation and Recommendations (February 2014)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
Letter to Minister of Education regarding Supporting Minds: An Educator’s Guide to Promoting Students’ Mental Health and Well-being (October 2013)    (Word)
 
Letter to Prime Minister Harper regarding New Employment Insurance Special Benefit for Parents of Critically Ill Children (September 2012)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
Letter to Minister Kenney regarding Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act (August 2012)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
Letter to Dr. Goldbloom regarding Mental Health Strategy for Canada (May 2012)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
Letter to Premier McGuinty regarding People with Mental Illness in Correctional Settings and Potential Implications of Bill C-10 (December 2011)   (PDF)   (Word)
  
Letter to Prime Minister Harper regarding Bill C-10, Safe Streets and Communities Act (December 2011)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
Response to Working Group’s Response to Concerns Raised by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and ARCH Disability Law Centre (January 2011)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
Joint Letter to Minister Toews regarding Use of Solitary Confinement in Canadian Prisons (March 2010)  (PDF)  
 
Letter to the Ontario Human Rights Commission regarding Draft Policy on Mental Health Discrimination and Police Record Checks (March 2008)   (Word)
 
Letter to Helen Stevenson regarding the Proposed Regulations under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (August 2006)   (PDF)   (Word)
 
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