The website is the property of the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions (the Knowledge Institute). General viewing of the site is subject to the acceptance of the following terms of use. Continuing to use this site, related microsites and the Knowledge Institute's social media channels (including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube) indicates that you agree to the terms of use outlined here.

We provide this site to support our mission of driving high-quality, evidence-based mental health and addictions services for Ontario’s children, young people and families. To that end, we offer information to the public and professionals that is accessible, current at the time of posting and reliable; however, the Knowledge Institute makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, quality, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or sustainability of the content. The Knowledge Institute assumes no obligation to update the content or advise on further developments concerning the topics mentioned in the content. You, as a user, acknowledge that the site, the content and each website service are provided on an “as is” basis and that any use of or reliance on this site or any content shall be at your sole risk.

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to add, remove, modify or otherwise change any content on this site. We also reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions to any part of the site but have no duty to do so, and the terms shall apply to any such changed version of the site until such time as these terms are updated. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify these terms at any time. Your continued use of the site following any such changes will mean you accept the changes. If any change to the terms is unacceptable to you, you should cease using the site.

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The contents of our website are for informational purposes only. This website is not for emergency or crisis help. The content, including our directories, is not intended to provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment. You should always seek the immediate or timely advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider. If you or someone you know is in crisis right now, please call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868. If you require emergency help, please call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room.


The Knowledge Institute owns all the copyright in all of the content provided on this site, including postings, messages, text, graphics, images and other materials, unless otherwise indicated. Products produced by us are protected under a Creative Commons Canada License. Content may be displayed, printed or reproduced for lawful, personal non-commercial purposes only, provided the content is not modified. Acknowledgement must be given to the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions as the author and distributor of the material.

Any materials appearing on our website from other sources or authors are subject to the copyright limitations of the originating source or author.


We allow and encourage links to our site from organizations with similar goals regarding promoting child and youth mental health. We reserve the right to withdraw this permission at any time without explanation or notice if we feel that the link is being used in an inappropriate manner or that the content of the linking site is not in keeping with our vision and values.

Links to other websites from our website are provided for your convenience and informational purposes only. Linking to or from our site does not imply any endorsement of, affiliation with or guarantee of that organization's information. The Knowledge Institute is not responsible for any material on linked websites and does not control the content of these sites in any way.


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