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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...

Welcome!

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

Looking for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health? You’re in the right spot! We’re now the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions. Find out more.

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...

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...