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A national research network connecting youth, families and carers, researchers, service providers and policy makers to improve youth mental health care in Canada.

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Premier of short film directed by young RIPAJ Montreal creators

Join us for the first Montreal screening of the short film « 404 Erreur de système : je ne suis pas un défaut de fabrication  »  (which translates to “404 System Error: I’m not a manufacturing defect”) made by youth in the ACCESS Open Minds RIPAJ network in collaboration with Coup d’éclats. This exceptional film is the…

Donate to the Mike Weir Foundation Chip-In-Challenge here!

The Mike Weir Foundation has pledged to match donations up to $200,000 for an ACCESS Open Minds facility in Sarnia-Lambton. CLICK TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE MIKE WEIR FOUNDATION CHIP-IN-CHALLENGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH!

Participate in our summer contest! (Rules and information)

Contests & Prizes – oh my! Do you like contests? What about prizes? Over the course of the summer we will be releasing trivia questions on our social media platforms related to our newest and largest publication to date. If you haven’t heard about it yet, head on over to this page to find out…

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In the Media

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…

Ulukhaktok youth can connect with their culture following rink transformation

Following the launch of their new youth space, Ulukhaktok youth can now better connect with their culture following the transformation of their old skating rink. Cabin Radio recently wrote an article on the launch of the new youth space in Ulukhaktok, NT. The article covers the transformation of the curling rink into a space for older youth…


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