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Now available: Quality guideline for virtual walk-in child and youth mental health services

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2021 09:00 AM

Now available: Quality guideline for virtual walk-in child and youth mental health services

We’re thrilled to share our new quality guideline for virtual walk-in child and youth mental health services in Ontario.

There’s not much in the way of research about the use of virtual platforms, yet, especially for virtual walk-in services. That’s where the guideline comes in! Co-developed with an advisory committee of experts and rooted in implementation science, the guideline offers evidence-based approaches...

Impact report 2021 — Adjusting the sails: Charting the course in challenging times

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 09:12 AM

Impact report 2021 — Adjusting the sails: Charting the course in challenging times

Navigating the difficulties posed by COVID-19 has been no small feat! We’re proud of the resilience and adaptability the Centre has demonstrated, and we’re pleased to present our 2021 impact report, Adjusting the sails: Charting the course in challenging times.

Explore the report to learn about how we embraced the challenges and opportunities that blew our way in 2020–21 AND still made progress on our pre-pandemic...

Supporting virtual care innovation

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 09:00 AM

Supporting virtual care innovation

Houston, we have a problem solution! 🚀

We are over the moon to announce the recipients of our Innovation Initiatives grant! 2020 was a transformative year for our sector. While virtual care was considered a “nice to have” a few years ago, it’s now a must-have to support children, young people and families during and after the pandemic. That’s why we set out on an evaluation project with Children’s Mental Health Ontario to probe the process of implementing...

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the Oneida Nation of the Thames

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 09:00 AM

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the Oneida Nation of the Thames

Attention, attention! We are thrilled to announce the recipient of our COVID-19 impact grant, in partnership with Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC).

The child and youth mental health sector had to quickly pivot and adapt to support children, young people and families during these times of uneasiness and physical distancing. That’s why we called on researchers and agencies to test out big ideas and novel solutions that emerged...

Applications for Innovation Initiatives funding now being accepted

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 09:30 AM

Applications for Innovation Initiatives funding now being accepted

We’re pleased to open another round of Innovation Initiatives grants — worth up to $50,000 each — to help agencies and service providers throughout Ontario add to, or improve, their virtual mental healthcare offerings to better serve their clients now and post-pandemic.

While service providers throughout Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector have been exploring how best to integrate virtual care options for some time, the...