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Impact report 2019: Raising the bar for children, youth and families

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:00 AM

Impact report 2019: Raising the bar for children, youth and families

This year — 2019 — is a big one for us at the Centre: it’s our 15th anniversary and we know that we have a lot to be proud of! Even within just the past year we have led the development of quality standards for youth and family engagement, implemented recommendations to bridge the gap between primary care and community-based mental health services, helped improve data integration and access for decision-making and much more.

And...

Investing in the lifelong mental health of Ontario’s three- to six-year-olds

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 01:00 PM

Investing in the lifelong mental health of Ontario’s three- to six-year-olds

What happens in early childhood can shape the lifelong health and well-being of individuals and their communities. It is during these critical years that we learn how to manage and express our emotions as well as to develop close relationships with other children and adults. 

Recent Ontario data suggests that a troubling number of children experience social-emotional vulnerability in their earliest years. These issues...

Executive director departure announcement

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:00 AM

Executive director departure announcement

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and CHEO are announcing that our executive director, Michelle Hurtubise, has resigned to pursue a new career opportunity in a direct care, community-based organization. 

We are grateful to Michelle for her leadership over the past 3 years, particularly stewarding us through a new strategic plan that reinforces our commitment to improving service quality and mobilizing knowledge for Ontario’s...

Family engagement resource guide

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Family engagement resource guide

Meaningful family engagement requires a partnership with families at all levels of planning, implementing and evaluating — in fact, without these partnerships, meaningful family engagement is not possible.

Our family engagement team is available to provide expert support, guidance and advice throughout the process of building relationships and partnerships with families and will help you to engage meaningfully with families in your community to bring these practices...

Cannabis and mental health

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 01:00 PM

Cannabis and mental health

"Clearing the Air" examines the links between mental health and substance use, particularly cannabis use among youth under 25 years of age. We summarize expert opinions as well as the results of a non-systematic search of the research and grey literature available at the time of writing, with the caveat that knowledge on evidence-informed practices will continue to evolve over time.

Since the literature summarized here represents only one type of evidence, we have integrated...