Continuum of Care

Community Treatment Orders (CTO)

Are for:

  • Individuals who suffer from serious mental disorders and who have a history of repeated hospitalizations and who meet the committal criteria for the completion of an application by a physician for a psychiatric assessment in the Mental Health Act; and
  • Involuntary psychiatric patients who agree to a treatment/supervision plan as a condition of their release from a psychiatric facility to the community.

The criteria for making an order include :

  • a prior history of hospitalization;
  • a community treatment plan for the person has been made;
  • examination by a physician within the previous 72 hours before entering into the CTO plan ability of the person subject to the CTO to comply with it;
  • consultation of the person and the person’s substitute decision-maker, if any, with a rights adviser; and
  • consent by the person or the person’s substitute decision-maker to the community treatment order. When a CTO is put in place with a client and or their substitute decision maker and a treating physician it may be monitored by our CTO Case Manager.

This particular program is set provincial health care legislation called Bill 68 and is a structured agreement for your mental health services and adherence to the treatment and provider as determined in the agreement signed by you or your substitute decision maker.

For Service Contact


Toll Free Phone 1 877 244 3094
Phone    519 587 4658


Toll Free Phone 1 877 909 4357
Phone    519 426 8760
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