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Meet our new director of research and knowledge mobilization

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2022 09:00 AM

Meet our new director of research and knowledge mobilization

We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Amy Porath to our leadership team, as our new director of research and knowledge mobilization.

Amy is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in the field of substance use and addictions and has twice been named among Canada’s Top 100 Health Influencers by Canada’s leading wellness magazine for women. She comes to us after close to 15 years at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction...

Building a more equitable mental health care system for racialized communities

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 09:00 AM

Building a more equitable mental health care system for racialized communities

Experiences of racism can make it more challenging to access mental health and addictions care, and they often lead to poorer health outcomes. While many agencies in Ontario have been working for years to address inequities, we need intentional, coordinated efforts throughout the sector and beyond to build an observably more equitable mental health care system. Racism is a systemic problem, and it requires a system-wide...

Time for the big reveal!

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 09:00 AM

We’re now the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions

After 17 years of operating as a centre of excellence, it’s time for a change! We’re taking on a new identity that better reflects our existing and evolving role in Ontario’s child and youth mental health and addictions sector.

We’re now the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions. This new name speaks to our long-standing mandate to expand, leverage and share knowledge that guides and reinforces...

Helping police officers better respond to mental health challenges

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 09:00 AM

Helping police officers better respond to mental health challenges

We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of our latest impact grant, offered in partnership with Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)!

Accessing mental health or addictions services can be challenging, especially for children, young people and families living in remote or northern communities. That’s why we called on researchers and agencies from northern Ontario to propose and test innovative solutions with the potential to improve...

Championing quality improvement: Meet our second Quest cohort!

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

Championing quality improvement: Meet our second Quest cohort!

We’re excited to announce the agencies that will join our next quality improvement (QI) Quest! Selected child and youth mental health agencies will go the distance to ensure children, young people and families receive the best care experience possible — and we’ll be there to support them.

In early 2021, we held a call for proposals for Quest — our QI program offered in partnership with Children’s Mental Health Ontario — and asked agencies...