RESOURCE: Canadian Youth Mental Health Fact Sheet

June 26, 2020

We have compiled a Canadian Youth Mental Health fact sheet to set the context for why we need to invest in Youth Mental Health now! View the full fact sheet here: View the summary version of the fact sheet here:

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Impacts of COVID-19 on ACCESS Open Minds Sites

June 23, 2020

Our network has adapted in the wake of the pandemic, and we have much to learn from each other. Following meetings with ACCESS Open Minds sites across Canada, we have created a short infographic identifying themes of impact and adaptations we have heard. You can also download the infographic here.

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The Mike Weir Foundation meets $200,000 Chip In Challenge goal for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia-Lambton

June 16, 2020

We are so pleased to announce that the $200,000 fundraising goal has officially been met as a part of Mike’s Chip In Challenge for Mental Health and Addictions. The donations will be matched by the Mike Weir Foundation, for a combined total of $400,000 benefiting the ACCESS Open Minds Project in Sarnia-Lambton. “I am thrilled…

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ACCESS OM is awarded CIHR Network Catalyst Grant

May 28, 2020

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) awarded a Network Catalyst Grant to address this challenge in the youth mental health sector, which is now compounded by the pandemic. This initiative is led by ACCESS Open Minds (AOM), with direction from Dr. Jai Shah. To design and implement a common evaluation framework for youth mental…

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COVID-19: Family & Carer Resource List

May 19, 2020

During these uncertain times, it can be challenging to find support and resources. We are so fortunate to have family and carers in our network who are looking out for youth and for one another. If you don’t know where to start looking or want to know what else is out there, check out this…

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In the Media and Events

ACCESS OM Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle site featured in Montreal Families

January 6, 2020

A new ACCESS OM space in downtown Sarnia!

December 10, 2019

Stories of troubled youth inspired Weir mental health campaign

August 27, 2019

Mike Weir launches drive for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site

August 12, 2019

Ulukhaktok youth can connect with their culture following rink transformation

August 6, 2019

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