Initiatives

Over the past several years, ConnexOntario has reached out and formed various initiatives with key stakeholders in the education, justice, and health sectors.

Youth Mental Health

Bridging the child/youth and adult mental health service systems, ConnexOntario has collected information on more than 700 on- and off-campus mental health programs available to Ontario's postsecondary students. ConnexOntario is also involved in several key mental health and addictions initiatives aimed at the postsecondary education sector, including the Good2Talk Helpline, and the CICMH initiative.

Postsecondary Mental Health Initiative

ConnexOntario, along with various partners, is involved in an initiative to create a service to address the addiction and mental health concerns of Ontario's postsecondary student population. This service will address current service gaps for students through innovation, information, engagement, and education, and support postsecondary providers with information on services throughout Ontario. Read More

Good2Talk – Ontario Postsecondary Helpline

Operated by four partners including: ConnexOntario, Kids Help Phone, Ontario 211 and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health; Good2Talk is a toll-free, and confidential helpline funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Good2Talk offers Ontario's postsecondary students professional counselling, mental health and addictions information, and connections to local resources. The Good2Talk services are available to students 24/7/365, in both English and French.

In addition to providing students with information regarding on-campus supports (from financial aid offices and sexual health centres, to ombudsman and counselling offices), Good2Talk is able to provide referrals to hundreds of off-campus services, including mental health and addiction services, housing supports, and legal and community health services.

ConnexOntario and Good2Talk are integrated: ConnexOntario provides the information and referral component, ensuring accurate and timely information regarding mental health and addiction programs and services that can be accessed in Ontario.

Products We Offer
eServices

ConnexOntario's full-service, browser-based extranet application, eServices, can be found within ConnexCentral. eServices allows organizations to view and print their organization, site and program details; update service availability and organization information; run reports detailing referrals to programs and the profile of individuals referred to their organization; and access tools designed to retrieve additional information about services throughout the province.

Services We Provide
Ontario Provincial Forensic Bed Registry

The Ontario Provincial Forensic Bed Registry is a secure, private application developed to improve access to the forensic mental health system for those awaiting assessment and long-term care, and those who are admitted into the provincial forensic hospital system. ConnexOntario operates and hosts the Registry, which was re-developed and launched on April 1, 2008.

Local Health Integrated Network Scorecards and Data Quality Reports

A quarterly report that is sent to Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) representatives to provide them with addiction and mental health compliance and wait-time summary information about the organizations located in their LHIN.

Working in Mental Health

In early 2009, ConnexOntario, at the request of the MOHLTC, began hosting this website that is a convenient, no-cost place for employers in the mental health sector to post vacant positions. As well, individuals seeking employment in the sector are able to post their résumés and review available job postings.