Social Prescribing for Better Mental Health

Ontario Alliance for Healthier Communities

Social Prescribing for Better Mental Health

This project will support the expansion of social prescribing to organizations and health providers across Ontario, with training and knowledge being shared more broadly within Canada. Training/resources will be provided to up to 100+ Ontario-based interprofessional, primary health care organizations. 28 Ontario-based Community Health Centres reaching populations/communities experiencing the highest disease burden of COVID-19 will receive funds to support the implementation of social prescribing to better facilitate connection of community members and clients to non-clinical supports that support better mental health. 

The project will also support Ontario 211/Community Connection in enhancing their capacity to offer social prescribing through a closed-loop referral pathway. 

Finally, the project includes the creation of a comprehensive online learning module for best practices in Equity Focused Social Prescribing. The curriculum will be co-created with service providers, clients, and clinicians with experience with social prescribing, and will be available & accessible for service providers across Canada. 

Lead organization: Ontario Alliance for Healthier Communities

Location: Ontario

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Katie German ( or Sophia Ramirez ( for more information.

Public Health Agency of Canada news release