Mental Health & Addictions
Ontario’s Big City Mayors focus on improving mental health and addictions services
May 28, 2021 – Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Mental Health Working Committee presented draft recommendations to support and complement the Province’s Road to Wellness plan which seeks to improve mental health and addictions services across Ontario.
Ontario’s Big City Mayors encourage Ontarians to get vaccinated
April 16, 2021 – With the number of COVID cases rising at an alarming rate, Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus is encouraging all Ontarians who are eligible to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.
Ontario’s Big City Mayors applaud Province for 2021 budget
March 24, 2021 – The Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus is pleased to see today’s provincial budget invest in Ontarians, Ontario businesses and Ontario municipalities. Provincial and federal support has been essential to ensuring Ontarians continue to receive the day-to-day services they rely on, as Ontario’s municipalities have faced significant losses in revenue since the beginning of the pandemic.
Ontario’s Big City Mayors address Ontario budget priorities, support vaccination roll-out
February 19, 2021 – Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) met to discuss updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Taskforce and continued municipal advocacy efforts through the provincial budgeting process.
Ontario’s Big City Mayors start 2021 focusing on pandemic, worker protection and recovery efforts
January 15, 2021 – At its first meeting of the year this morning, Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) discussed municipal efforts to assist the provincially-led vaccination roll-out, to support the province-wide lockdown, and reduce employee health risks.
Ontario’s big-city mayors urge Province to invest in top urban issues
February 21, 2020 – At a meeting in Toronto today, Ontario’s big-city mayors urged the provincial government to consider the pressing needs of cities as they craft their 2020 Budget.
LUMCO submission to Ontario’s 2020 Prebudget Consultation
February 20, 2020 – The Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) is comprised of 29 mayors of Ontario cities with populations of 100,000 or more. LUMCO’s membership grew by one member this year as Clarington’s growth pushed its population over 100,000 residents.
Big-city mayors meet with Ontario’s Finance Minister
November 15, 2019 – Ontario’s big city mayors brought their message of municipal fiscal sustainability to Ontario’s Minister of Finance Rod Phillips today, as he joined them in Ajax for the quarterly meeting of the Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO).