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National Inventory of Mental Health and Substance Use Services and Supports

This inventory was created to establish a living directory of community-based mental health and substance use services and supports throughout Canada for people who are transitioning from the criminal justice system into the community. It will be updated over time to ensure its currency and help reduce barriers to service access often experienced by people who are re-entering the community.

What you’ll find in this inventory

The first section includes national organizations and those with multi-jurisdictional networks of programs. Each entry includes contact information and an overview of the main programs and services being offered. These programs were identified as key for providing relevant services and making mental health and substance use service connections for people transitioning from correctional, or other criminal justice, settings.

The subsequent sections list relevant services and supports in each province and territory. A short summary of the broader mental health and substance use services and supports available in these jurisdictions is also provided.

Each section starts with a selection of service navigation and crisis lines. These listings are not exhaustive and are intended to complement the inventory by providing additional useful resources.

In some cases, service provision, advocacy, and connections may extend well beyond mental health and substance use supports. They might include other supports deemed essential for successful transition into the community, such as housing, legal assistance, financial support, education, and family and child-care support. While listing all branches or offices associated with these national networks is beyond the scope of the inventory, it provides the information needed to find relevant services locally. However, it is important to note that not all local branches and affiliates have the same capacity to tailor their services for specific populations.

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