Mission

Reconnect offers the highest standard of community health care in support of the communities we serve.

Vision

Reconnect will play a major role in the area of community mental health and addictions by providing safe, effective and personalized services. We will drive innovation to improve services and create conditions that will deliver the highest standard of care. We will also ensure public service resources and budgets are used  appropriately and effectively to achieve the best outcomes for individuals and the community.

The Past

Reconnect began in 1981 as a project to serve discharged psychiatric patients in Etobicoke, following the closure of Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in 1979. A Community based Day Treatment program, funded by the Community Mental Health Branch of the Ministry of Health,  was established early in 1984.   Reconnect is governed by a Board of Directors which includes consumers, family members, mental health and business professionals, and other interested community members.

The Present

Over the years, Reconnect has expanded significantly. We are proud of the services we provide and pleased to offer a wide range of diverse community based programs of support services that include Case Management, Assertive Community Support and group programs.

Our staff includes the Chief Executive Officer, Program Directors and Managers, Administrative Support Staff, and a multidisciplinary staff team. We also provide training to university and community college students who are interested in mental health.

Our Funders

Reconnect provides person-centred supports and assists individuals in their pursuit to find meaningful change in their lives and on their own terms. We work with our funders and partners to deliver services to individuals living with severe mental health, addictions, and cognitive challenges.

Reconnect Community Health Services receives majority of its funding from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. The organization also relies on funding from the Central West Local Health Integration Network in partnership with William Osler Health System, and the City of Toronto to maintain its ongoing programs and services.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of consumers, family members, professionals and interested community members. The Board meets monthly and members are elected at our Annual General Meeting.

The Board provides leadership and support to the Chief Executive Officer, approves policies that are compatible with the mandate of the agency, monitors the financial health of the organization and provides on-going evaluation of the CEO to ensure that the goals of the organization are successfully achieved.  The Board of Directors also helps to increase the awarness of Reconnect within the community.