Since 2004, weve worked with Ontario's child and youth mental health sector to share knowledge, build capacity and create the connections needed to improve mental health and addictions services for children, young people and families across the province. Our work is focused on two key goals: 

How we work

We work to identify crucial knowledge and evidence gaps, informed by our sector’s most pressing priorities. Then we assemble the best possible teams and the latest, most relevant information required to fill these gaps and make recommendations for evidence-based practice. This means looking not only at academic research, but also at clinical expertise and the lived experience of young people and family members, to obtain evidence.

We’ve always understood the complex nature of the child and youth mental health and addictions system and have worked at the system level to dismantle silos, nurture partnerships and build bridges for young people and families to shape service planning and delivery. Collaboration is a part of everything we do (see Who we work with).

We also maintain a valuable collection of resources to continue to guide our own work, inform decision makers and help ensure high-quality mental health and addictions services and tools.

Who we work with

We work with individuals and organizations from many different agencies, sectors and care settings to align our efforts and produce the best outcomes for Ontario's children, young people and families. Our frequent collaborators include:

  • our highly qualified team of staffstrategic advisory councilyouth advisory council and family advisory council members
  • government
  • primary care and community-based mental health and addictions service providers
  • child and youth mental health and addictions agencies
  • other organizations, associations and networks that support the child and youth mental health and addictions sector

Want to work with us? Send us a message.