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A new ACCESS OM space in downtown Sarnia!

It’s been a big week for ACCESS Open Minds: In case you missed it, a new ACCESS OM space is opening in downtown Sarnia! The new site will be located at the corner of Lochiel and Front streets in downtown Sarnia, and will be a mental health and addictions youth space for youth 11 to…

IAYMH 2019: ACCESS OM Posters and Presentations

IAYMH 2019 was a major conference for ACCESS OM this year. Youth, clinicians, researchers and decision-makers from the ACCESS OM network flew to Brisbane, Australia to share their knowledge and experience of youth mental health and learn from other incredible initiatives. For those who were unable to attend or for those who did attend and…

The Faces of ACCESS OM Campaign

It’s time to shine a spotlight on the people that make up the ACCESS Open Minds Network! We are calling out to everyone in our network to ask if there is someone at their site, on their councils or at central office that they feel should be highlighted as a ‘Face of ACCESS Open Minds’. If someone…

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A new ACCESS OM space in downtown Sarnia!


It’s been a big week for ACCESS Open Minds: In case you missed it, a new ACCESS OM space is opening in downtown Sarnia! The new site will be located at the corner of Lochiel and Front streets in downtown Sarnia, and will be a mental health and addictions youth space for youth 11 to…

Stories of troubled youth inspired Weir mental health campaign


Eight-time PGA Tour winner and 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir says that  “eye-opening” stories of troubled youth in his hometown of Sarnia, ON is what led him to launch a fundraising campaign for a youth mental health facility. The Mike Weir Foundation announced The Chip-In-Challenge for Mental Health last month to help build an ACCESS Open Minds facility for youth…

Mike Weir launches drive for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site


Canadian golf pro Mike Weir recently launched a drive for the development of a new ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site. The Mike Weir Foundation has pledged to match donations up to $200,000 for an ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site that would serve youth aged 11 to 25 in the community. “It’s almost like 7 out of 10 people…

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