NEWS: Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub Officially Open for Youth Aged 12 to 25 – June 27, 2023

Release written by Compass.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 27, 2023 Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub Open to Youth Aged 12 to 25 SUDBURY, Ont. – Sudbury’s Youth Wellness Hub will officially open on June 28, 2023, at 140 Durham Street, located in the Centre for Life. The hub is an initiative designed to address the […]

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NEWS: New Hub KFLA Region Youth Wellness Hub Officially Open – May 5th 2023

KFLA Region Youth Wellness Hub Opening

On Friday, May 5th, the KFLA Region Youth Wellness Hub opened their doors to youth and families in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington communities. The new youth wellness hub will provide a full range of services for young people to support the mental health and well-being in an Integrated Youth Services (IYS) model —- […]

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NEWS: YWHO and Verto Health Partner to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Youth Across Ontario

Media Release from Verto Health March 15, 2023 (Toronto, ON) – Announced today, Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) and Verto Health are partnering to improve access to high quality Integrated Youth Services (IYS) for youth aged 12-25 years across Ontario. Together, YWHO and Verto Health will co-design and launch a unified digital YWHO front door […]

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NEWS: New Hub Opening: Thorncliffe Park Youth Wellness Hub Opens Online Services Today

Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario and East Toronto Health Partners launch virtual services at new Thorncliffe Park Youth Wellness Hub Integrated Youth Services (IYS) model offers low-barrier health and substance use services for youth and young adults in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park Written by East Toronto Health Partners —- March 13, 2023 (Toronto, ON) – […]

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Youth Substance Use Resources for Educators

Having conversations about substance use with students and providing support to students experiencing substance use and/or mental health challenges is a reality for many working in education. Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO), School Mental Health Ontario (SMH-ON), and the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) team at CAMH have developed resources to summarize […]

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A Letter from Dr. Jo Henderson: Reflecting on YWHO in 2022

I wanted to reflect as we wrap up 2022 – an incredible year of growth and evolution for Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario. Recognizing that we are still in our infancy with lots of plans in place for 2023, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the milestones and the success of YWHO teams from […]

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Announcement: Minister Carolyn Bennett held funding announcement for Integrated Youth Services (IYS)

On Monday, November 28th, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and and Associate Minister of Health, visited the new West Toronto Youth Hub to announce up to $18 million in funding for projects related to integrated mental health and substance use services for youth. Minister Bennett was joined by Michael Tibollo, […]

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YWHO Celebrates Opening of Timmins Youth Wellness Hub

Timmins Youth Wellness Hub Grand Opening

On November 15, 2022, the YWHO Network celebrated the grand opening of their new permanent Timmins Youth Wellness Hub space located at 45 Spruce Street South in Downtown Timmins. Previously offering services in a rotational model, the new “Hub Headquarters” will allow the team serve youth and families in the Timmins region with a full […]

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Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex Launches Fundraising Campaign and Announces $1M Gift

Youth Wellness Hub Windsor Essex Fundraising Launch

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Windsor, ON The Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex team officially launched their $5 million fundraising campaign on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and announced their first gift – a $1 million lead gift from the Solcz Family Foundation. The purpose of the fundraising campaign is to support the build of the permanent […]

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YWHO Celebrates Grand Opening of Renfrew County Youth Wellness Hub

Renfrew County Youth Wellness Hub Grand Opening Event

On October 21, 2022, the YWHO Network celebrated the grand opening of the Renfrew County Youth Wellness Hub. The hub serves the entire County of Renfrew and offers a full range of integrated youth services to young people aged 12 to 25 years old and their families or support individuals. The grand opening was full […]

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NEWS: Launch of first-ever Canadian youth mental health platform will transform research and treatments

October 06, 2022 – Reposted from Brain Canada A pioneering youth mental health project will enhance Canada’s overall understanding of youth mental health needs and advance new assessment and treatment approaches. Each year, one out of every four youth in Canada needs mental health services, making an initiative such as this urgent and critical for […]

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Continuing our Commitment towards Truth and Reconciliation

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Last year, Canada held the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Now, September 30th marks an annual recognition of the painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools in Canada, honouring the children whose lives were lost and the legacy of survivors, and creating a space for everyone to engage in meaningful conversations and […]

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Shell Sarnia Manufacturing Centre Celebrates Goal-Zero Safety Achievement with a $116k Investment in Youth Mental Health Services

Reposted news release from Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent Goal-Zero supports Raising Hope for youth mental health services in Sarnia Lambton.   Sarnia ON, Sept. 13, 2022 –On Tuesday, Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre (SMC) celebrated the completion of their 2022 Turnaround with employees, contractors, and local youth mental health advocates with a donation of $116,000 […]

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Creating hope through action – World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

As young people across Canada return to in-person school this month, many are feeling mixed emotions. Some may be experiencing excitement and joy about being back in a space with their peers, while others may be feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. After two years of turbulence, these mixed feelings are expected. What happens when those […]

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Recognizing Overdose Awareness Day at YWHO

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose and raise awareness for substance use supports. The campaign takes place annually on August 31st, and raises awareness of overdose, stimulates action and discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy, and acknowledges families and friends who have lost loved ones from […]

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Celebrating International Youth Day 2022 at YWHO

Today, the world celebrates International Youth Day, an annual recognition of the role young people play in bringing transformational change in tackling global issues and achieving sustainable development. It serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth, and emphasizes the rights of young people to have full equitable […]

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REPORT: Bell Canada and the Graham-Boeckh Foundation release report looking at integrated youth services in Canada

July 29. 2022 Bell Canada and the Graham-Boeckh Foundation have released their report titled Integrated Youth Services in Canada: A Portrait. The report covers a range of topics related to Integrated Youth Services (IYS) as they currently exist in Canada. Commissioned by the Bell-Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) Partnership, it describes IYS as a system of […]

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NEWS: Algoma Region Youth Wellness Hubs Location Announced

July 29, 2022 On Friday, July 29, Ali Juma, CEO of Algoma Family Services formally announced the new site of the Algoma Region Youth Wellness Hub thanks to the contributions of community funders and partners. Through an unprecedented level of collaboration between community partners to establish a Youth Wellness Hub, Algoma Family Services (AFS) will […]

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NEWS: Indspire and CAMH announce partnership to support Indigenous youth with culturally responsive mental health resources and events

*Original release by Indspire TORONTO, ON, July 22, 2022 – Indspire is thrilled to announce a new and exciting partnership with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to develop culturally relevant educational resources and events for Indigenous learners. The collaboration will connect Indspire’s extensive network of Indigenous youth with Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario […]

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NEWS: The Rockland Youth Wellness Hub team opens additional outreach site for youth services in Embrun, Ontario

On May 13, 2022, the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) team supporting the Rockland & Prescott-Russell community opened the doors of a new outreach site. In addition to their main location, Rockland Youth Wellness Hub, and their Hawkesbury outreach site, the team has now opened a new outreach site in Embrun, Ontario. The team will […]

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NEWS: YWHO’s Guelph team (“The Grove”) opens an additional location at the University of Guelph

YWHO’s Guelph team (“The Grove”) opens an additional location at the University of Guelph to address the mental health and wellness needs of local youth. The following release was issued from The Grove on June 17, 2022 “The Grove”, the group of seven Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario sites that reside in the Guelph-Wellington area announced […]

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NEWS: Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) receives funding for eight new hubs across Ontario

May 3, 2022, TORONTO: Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) has confirmed funding from the Government of Ontario for eight new Youth Wellness Hub sites. YWHO is a network of youth wellness hubs across the province that provide integrated services for youth aged 12 – 25 years old in a “one-stop shop” model. Now serving 22 […]

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NEWS: Ontario Expanding Access to Student Mental Health Supports

*Information below is from the official Government of Ontario press release.* On April 1, 2022, the Ontario government announced new funding to support students with expanded access to targeted mental health and well-being programs. Ontario’s investments will help create new or sustain existing mental health and well-being programs and resources led by community organizations. The investments, […]

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Ontario Launches New Addictions Recovery Fund

NEWS RELEASE – Ontario Ministry of Health February 11, 2022 Funding Will Expand Addictions Services and Supports Across the Province CAMBRIDGE — The Ontario government is investing $90 million over three years through the new Addictions Recovery Fund to immediately expand addictions services and increase the number of treatment beds across the province. This funding […]

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How is COVID-19 Affecting Youth Mental Health, Substance Use and Wellness?

Watch this webinar featuring a youth panel and results of a survey of more than 600 youth. There is also a facilitated Q&A segment with youth experts and a psychologist.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Breathing Exercises

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one features breathing exercises These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Student loan repayment to be suspended until September 30th, 2020

Are you a student? Have you been affected by COVID-19 and are concerned about repaying your student loans? Here’s a bit of good news!

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Coping with Domestic Violence

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one is on Domestic Violence. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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