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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 system navigation and information 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.


The professionals at ConnexOntario provide free, confidential, and personalized responses 24/7/365 to individuals about mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services throughout the province. Another critical role for ConnexOntario is the provision of customized data to those who request access to quality systems 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

2020-2021 Membership


Sue Hillis
Dale Brain Injury Services
London ON

Vice Chair

Sonja Grbevski
Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare
Windsor ON


Ron Hoffman
Nipissing University
North Bay ON


Aseefa Sarang
Across Boundaries
Toronto ON

Past Chair

Geoff Quirt
Former ADM, Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat
Peterborough ON


Marcia Scarrow
Community Counselling and Addiction Services
Red Lake ON

Marion Wright
Ottawa ON

Priya Paul
Toronto ON

Liana Palmerio-McIvor
Registered Psychotherapist
Oakville ON

Neil MacLean
Healthcare Consultant
Toronto ON

Sylvie Guenther
Windsor ON