With the legalization of Marijuana, it obvious to expect the increased need for mental health care. The recommendations made by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s report of the Mental Health Profile of the region are to be followed-up. Inputs from other stakeholders are to be given a high consideration as well.
The City of Windsor can be proactive by increasing the resources invested in these areas, and I will advocate for such initiatives.
Once elected as your City Councillor, I will help to:
Create a Community-Wide Understanding of Homelessness. With a growing homeless population, the City has to generate a better understanding of exactly who those experiencing homelessness are;
DevelopSMART Goals. Community leaders, from all walks, need to be aligned with specific numeric goals for the creation of appropriate housing solutions needed to house the varying homeless population segments. These goals must then be addressed through an agreed-upon, time-bound action plan to increase housing stock;
Assess and Map Available Resources. This will bring all stakeholders to the development of strategic public-private partnerships that can advance community involvement in programs such as those aiming to end, if possible, the homelessness issue in Windsor.