News

ACCESS Open Minds Network comes together for 2018 Network Meeting

May 9, 2018

April 29 – May 2, 2018 (Montréal, Québec): One hundred and sixty youth, family members and carers, service providers, policy makers, and researchers from communities across Canada attended a 3-day networking event at the Centre Sheraton in Montréal, as part of the 3rd ACCESS Open Minds Network Meeting. Teams from 14 diverse communities, from coast…

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Hope in the Darkness: National Walk for Youth Mental Health

May 8, 2018

The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health is currently taking place, with Anishinaabe police officer, Kevin Redsky, who is originally from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in northern Ontario, lacing up his shoes and walking across Canada to raise awareness about Indigenous youth mental health. He and his group started on the east…

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Mental Health Week ++ with RIPAJ-Montréal

May 7, 2018

The RIPAJ-Montréal site team is putting on more than a week of events for Mental Health Week. Contact milena.access.ripaj@gmail.com to sign up for any of the events, or for more information.

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Mental health workers coming to schools: Saskatchewan

April 27, 2018

As of autumn 2018, the province of Saskatchewan will roll out a $1.2 million pilot program, placing mental health worker in schools. Currently, parents and guardians are responsible for seeking mental health services on their children’s behalf, but placing mental health workers in schools aims to ensure that mental health services are more accessible to…

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ACCESS OM in Sturgeon Lake highlighted in Saskatchewan Advocate for Children & Youth report

April 26, 2018

The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth has released its Annual Report for 2017, and the ACCESS Open Minds initiatives in Sturgeon Lake First Nation – with Cliff Ballantyne being highlighted as a youth leader in his community – was identified as an example of a “Promising Practice” in child and youth work in Saskatchewan. Congratulations…

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Events

ACCESS OM being presented via Orygen webinar: June 14

May 30, 2018

ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent: Grand Opening Oscars!

May 14, 2018

Pre-conference session with Wisdom2Action: Engaging youth in health policy

May 9, 2018

Mental Health Week ++ with RIPAJ-Montréal

May 7, 2018

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

April 25, 2018

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