Strategic directions 2019-2021

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Mobilize knowledge

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health brings people and knowledge together to strengthen mental health care,

Improve quality

We help to ensure consistency and continuous improvement in child and youth mental health agencies and across the system.

Age ranges

Focus areas

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In 2018 we launched a new five-year strategic plan, and since then, we have sharpened our focus and doubled down on our commitment to mobilize knowledge and improve quality across the child and youth mental health sector.

Our work currently focuses on the following key areas:

  • developing, implementing and strengthening care pathways
  • ensuring meaningful and consistent youth engagement and family engagement across the system
  • exploring the power of digital and e-mental health solutions to support child and youth mental health
  • contributing to a strong provincial system of child and youth mental health service delivery through system-level initiatives

Recognizing that the needs of babies are different from those of teenagers, our work responds to issues facing the various developmental age ranges:

  • early years (birth to age 6)
  • middle years (ages 7 to 12)
  • teen years (ages 13 to 18)
  • transitional years (ages 19 to 25)

Annual impact reports