the organization

Cota has a 45 year history of providing high quality innovative services in our community.

– Paul Bruce, Executive Director, Cota


Cota is an accredited community-based organization that has been supporting adults living with mental health and cognitive challenges for more than 40 years. Our goal is to inspire meaningful change in the lives of our clients by helping individuals to recognize and build on their strengths and skills so that they could achieve their goals. We also work collaboratively with our funding partners and other stakeholders across the provincial health and social service sectors to inspire positive change in the development and delivery of services for people living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

The Things We Do

  • Case Management
  • Supportive Housing
  • Short-Term Residential Beds Day Programs
  • Court and Justice Related Supports

The People We Help

Cota offers a wide range of services to adults living with:

  • Serious mental illness
  • Geriatric mental health conditions
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Dual diagnoses
  • The experience of homelessness

Our goal is to inspire meaningful change in the lives of our clients by helping individuals to recognize and build on their strengths and skills so that they can achieve their goals.

– Cota



Integrated Service Teams (IST)

In 2015 Cota reorganized our various case management services into four Integrated Service Teams (ISTs). This was done in an effort to improve our ability to serve people presenting complex support needs. As a result, we now have ISTs in each of North York, Scarborough, Toronto West and Toronto East. Each team is comprised of:

  • Acquired Brain Injury Case Managers
  • Addictions Case Managers
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Geriatric Mental Health Case Managers
  • Mental Health Case Managers
  • Nurse Case Managers
  • Consulting Psychiatry

Our ISTs work as a team and benefit from the knowledge and expertise that each member has to offer. We consider our ISTs as a solid foundation on which to build locally integrated “one team” service responses at a LHIN sub-region level. As we move forward, we intend to develop rapid response short-term support and step-up/step-down capacity within each IST. In addition we will strive to add complementary expertise of other disciplines to Cota’s ISTs, through partnerships or other means.

Our Other Services Include

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) services

  • Adult Day Service at Providence Healthcare
  • ABI Case Management at West Park Health Care
  • Adult Day Service Collegeview Supportive Housing

Developmental & Dual Diagnosis Services

  • Community Liaison Worker Program
  • Dual Possibilities Supportive Housing
  • Specialized Care Program

Geriatric Mental Health Services

  • Geriatric Mental Health Case Management at Neighbourhood-Link

Homelessness Related Services

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Hostel Outreach Progarm Case Management Streets to Homes Intensive Follow-Up Supportive Housing
  • Mental Health Services
  • ACT team
  • Adams House Supportive Housing
  • Bailey House Supportive Housing
  • Boarding Home Program FOCUS (Mid-East Toronto Health Link Integrated Service Coordination Team)
  • Health, Home & Community Program
  • Short-Term Residential Beds
  • Step-by-Step Supportive Housing

Mental Health & Justice Services

  • Court Support
  • Mental Health & Justice Prevention Case Management
  • Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing
  • Release Planning Case Management
  • Short-Term Residential Beds