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Supporting virtual care innovation

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

Supporting virtual care innovation

Houston, we have a problem solution! 🚀

We are over the moon to announce the recipients of our Innovation Initiatives grant! 2020 was a transformative year for our sector. While virtual care was considered a “nice to have” a few years ago, it’s now a must-have to support children, young people and families during and after the pandemic. That’s why we set out on an evaluation project with Children’s Mental Health Ontario to probe the process of implementing...

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the Oneida Nation of the Thames

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 09:00 AM

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the Oneida Nation of the Thames

Hear ye, hear ye! We are thrilled to announce the recipient of our COVID-19 impact grant, in partnership with Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC).

The child and youth mental health sector had to quickly pivot and adapt to support children, young people and families during these times of uneasiness and physical distancing. That’s why we called on researchers and agencies to test out big ideas and novel solutions that emerged...

Applications for Innovation Initiatives funding now being accepted

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 09:30 AM

Applications for Innovation Initiatives funding now being accepted

We’re pleased to open another round of Innovation Initiatives grants — worth up to $50,000 each — to help agencies and service providers throughout Ontario add to, or improve, their virtual mental healthcare offerings to better serve their clients now and post-pandemic.

While service providers throughout Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector have been exploring how best to integrate virtual care options for some time, the...

Meet our new director of special projects and operations

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 11:26 AM

Meet our new director of special projects and operations

We are pleased to share that Melissa Jennings has been selected as our new director of special projects and operations. Her strong and thoughtful leadership over more than eight years as a manager — and over the last few months in the director role in an interim capacity — has been incredibly valuable to the Centre.

“Melissa’s steadfast support and leadership through many changes over the years (and particularly through this pandemic) have...

The Centre welcomes new director of knowledge mobilization

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020 11:36 AM

The Centre welcomes new director of knowledge mobilization

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jaime Brown has been named director of knowledge mobilization for the Centre, effective September 21, 2020.

Jaime has extensive experience in evaluation and implementation science, an expertise she skillfully leveraged in her previous role as research coach with the Centre. “Her systemic and outcomes-focused approach to knowledge mobilization has allowed Jaime to build strong relationships with national,...