St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Community Treatment Order Program (CTO)

Provides support to people with serious mental illnesses and repeated hospitalizations to stay well and live in the community. Facilitates collaborative partnerships and opportunities for people to obtain the supports and services needed to successfully transition to community living. Participants live in the community under medical supervision, which may improve quality of life while reducing hospitalizations.

Part of the Schizophrenia and Community Integration Service (SCIS).


People with serious mental illnesses and repeated hospitalizations living in the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 4 region


A physician writes an order for the CTO, patient and treatment team supports the CTO, and a social worker completes CTO referral form (available online, fax to 905-381-5612)




Fully Accessible



Primary Contact Person

Gale Melligan, CTO Co-ordinator

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit;Registered Charity