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Recovery Month Act, 2021, S.O. 2021, c. 14 - Bill 250

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This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 250 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 250 has been enacted as Chapter 14 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2021.

The Bill proclaims the month of September in each year as Recovery Month.


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An Act to proclaim Recovery Month

Assented to May 12, 2021


By proclaiming the month of September as Recovery Month, the Province of Ontario recognizes that people and families across the province often face challenges related to their addictions and mental health but can recover and be treated effectively. While leaders and organizations across the global mental health and addictions sector mark September as Recovery Month, the Governments of Canada and Ontario have yet to proclaim this month to recognize and support Ontarians recovering from addiction.

While Ontario continues its battle against opioid use and addictions, Recovery Month will increase public awareness of the types of addictions Ontarians face every day and encourage people to seek help. By proclaiming Recovery Month here in Ontario, individuals and families affected by addiction may begin to realize they are not alone, and that there are many people and organizations willing to help them in their recovery journey.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Recovery Month

1 The month of September in each year is proclaimed as Recovery Month.


2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the Recovery Month Act, 2021.