Stay up to date on important initiatives and projects impacting Ontario's child and youth mental health and addictions sector with our electronic newsletter, Field Notes.
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2023 09:00 AM
We are thrilled to announce that a project of ours will be funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Catalyst Grant: Towards PanCanadian Standards for Children and Youth Mental Health Services.
In 2018, we partnered with young people, families, clinicians and researchers from all over Ontario to co-develop quality standards for youth and family engagement, and now we get to keep building on this incredible work. This...
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 09:00 AM
We’re pleased to share that our first policy paper on the mental health of children in the middle years is now available!Why focus on this age range?
The middle years — ages 7 to 12 — is a critical period of transition with lifelong impacts.
Most mental health disorders start emerging during this stage and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made things worse. That’s why timely intervention in the middle...
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 08:30 AM
In the fall of 2022, we held a call for proposals for Quest — our quality improvement (QI) program — and asked child and youth mental health and addictions agencies across Ontario to propose a QI idea that would help their organization run better and improve outcomes for staff and clients.
After much consideration, we’re excited to announce the agencies joining Quest.So, without further ado, meet our third cohort!
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 08:00 AM
We’re offering grants at up to $75,000 each, to help agencies looking to implement and evaluate culturally responsive services for racialized children, young people and families.
Ontario is one of Canada’s most diverse province, and it’s becoming more diverse every day. Yet culturally responsive programs — programs adapted to meet unique aspects of a client’s culture, language or values — aren’t readily available. So, to get the...
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 09:05 AM
We’re excited to kick off another round of impact grant funding in partnership with Mental Health Research Canada. This time, we’re asking agency leaders and service providers to work with researchers or academics to transform promising research into impactful practice and improved services for young people experiencing both mental health and substance use or addictions challenges.
Young people between the ages of 15 and...