The Centre drives high-quality child and youth mental health services by setting the bar for excellence and collaborating with others to pursue continuous quality improvement. We promote evidence-informed service planning and delivery and support practical research to close knowledge gaps when they get in the way of effective and accessible services.
In order to establish renewed trust and find ways to support Indigenous families and children on their path to wellness, child and youth mental health agencies must commit to ongoing and consistent efforts to engage Indigenous families in culturally-appropriate ways.
Are you looking to engage youth in your mental health agency or community? Or maybe you’re already working with youth who are engaged, but you want to find ways to take your work to the next level. While there’s no checklist or one size fits all approach for implementing youth engagement, there are lots of resources that can help you along the way. Our latest youth engagement toolkit brings together the latest evidence, tools and templates together to help get you started and keep this important work going.
As part of our work to enhance community capacity to address youth suicide in Ontario, we’ve introduced five new youth suicide prevention coaches with knowledge about youth suicide prevention, risk management and postvention.