About Us Mission, Vision, Values/Board of Directors/Annual Reports

Information about Mental Health and Addiction Services in Ontario

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.

Our information and referral service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free.

Current, Timely, Accurate Data Reporting

ConnexOntario maintains a centralized, up-to-date, and accurate database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health treatment service information.

This information includes:

  • where the service is located
  • how to access the service
  • how long the wait to access the service may be

Information contained in the ConnexOntario database is used for planning purposes by healthcare professionals, and health system planners, managers, and stewards in the province of Ontario.


Through the use of leading edge technology, ConnexOntario provides hope, early help* and a human voice 24-hours per day to all individuals seeking information on, for example, mental health, drug, alcohol, and gambling problems. ConnexOntario also provides data to service planners seeking access to quality health and human services information.


An Ontario where everyone can access information about the healthcare and social support services they need, at the right time, and at the right place.


We value:

Client-Centred Service:

An approach to service delivery that recognizes and responds to the needs of our clients as unique individuals


A commitment to adapting as required in light of changing circumstances


A commitment to upholding the highest quality service delivery and ethical standards

Staff as our most important asset:

A belief that excellence is only achieved in a healthy working environment.

Board of Directors

ConnexOntario is governed by a diverse, community-based Board of Directors. Our board includes representatives from addiction and mental health organizations, related organizations, and umbrella groups from across the province.

ConnexOntario Board of Directors

2019-2020 Membership


Geoff Quirt
Former ADM, Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat
Peterborough ON

Vice Chair

Sue Hillis
Dale Brain Injury Services
London ON


Ron Hoffman
Nipissing University
Nipissing ON


Aseefa Sarang
Across Boundaries
Toronto ON


Valerie Johnston
Johnston Consulting
Gravenhurst ON

Elizabeth McCarthy
Parkwood Hospital, St. Joseph’s Healthcare
London ON

Marcia Scarrow
Community Counselling and Addiction Services
Red Lake ON

Marion Wright
Ottawa ON

Priya Paul
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
Toronto ON

Liana Palmerio-McIvor
Registered Psychotherapist
Oakville ON