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A national research project involving young people and families, which aims to improve youth mental health care in Canada.


Findings and Recommendations of the External Review of the Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

As a pan-Canadian network of stakeholders in the field of youth mental health, including youth, families and carers, service providers and researchers, this Summary Report (Fit for Purpose: Findings and Recommendations of the External Review of the Pan-Canadian Health Organizations) by Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Dr. Danielle Martin is of interest.   Click here to read…

Expansion of Mental health services for Ontario Indigenous Communities

April 12, 2018 – The federal and provincial governments are each contributing $5 million to establish 19 mental wellness teams for Indigenous communities across Ontario. Joint statement issued late Wednesday evening stated the initiative was intended to “bridge health inequities that persist between First Nations and other Ontario residents.” The unique agreement intends to provide mental health…

ACCESS OM New Brunswick partners with Medavie

ACCESS Open Minds New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation announce a partnership with Medavie to support youth mental health service delivery, and ACCESS OM research and evaluation, along with their three Partnering Communities, Elsipogtog First Nation, the Centre de Bénévolat de la Péninsule Acadienne, and P.E.E.R Saint John.   Read the full press…


Vancouver: Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

A half-day session facilitating talks on the variety of ways that mental health can affect a workplace. Participants will learn strategies to maintain and improve their own mental health, and for supporting their colleagues in doing the same, contributing to workplace well-being across the public service. Date and Time: April 25, 2018 | 9:00 am…

Walk So Kids Can Talk: Kids Help Phone fundraiser May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018: Kids Help Phone is hosting a fundraising walk to support their services, so they can help youth feel more empowered to take on life’s challenges, big and small. Go to the Walk So Kids Can Talk website to learn more, to register your own team, or donate to someone else’s!  

3rd ACCESS OM Network Meeting: April 30-May 2, 2018

Network partners from participating sites across Canada and throughout the ACCESS Open Minds network will be gathering in Montreal the first week of May to learn and share about the transforming youth mental health care in Canada. This meeting will coincide with CMHA’s Mental Health Week (May 1-7), which you can follow under the hashtag…


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