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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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Protected: OSDUHS Youth Substance Use Resources for Educators

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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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North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub participates in popular annual Buttertart Festival in Midland, ON.

On June 11th, 2022, the team at the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub participated in the annual Buttertart Festival, a very popular food event in Midland, Ontario.  The team held a booth to engage with local youth, families, community members, and organizations to raise awareness about the services offered at the hub.  The North Simcoe […]

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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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Announcement of New My Wellness Passport Sites in Ontario: An initiative of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO)

We are proud to launch My Wellness Passport, YWHO’s new data collection platform. 10 health and wellness sites across Ontario will be implementing this platform and apply measurement-based care within health and wellness services for youth aged 12 to 25 years. The 10 new sites are known as My Wellness Passport sites.

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Youth Wellness Quest

CAMH’s National Youth Action Council is launching the #YouthWellnessQuest, a go-to guide for #MentalHealth information created by youth for youth. Learn more about what kind of support may be right for you and so much more.

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CAMH, YWHO, ACCESS Open Minds and Foundry launch first-of-its kind initiative to help young people with mental health challenges find employment

In order to help support vulnerable young people through this challenging time, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health, ACCESS Open Minds, Foundry and Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario are proud to launch a new initiative that incorporates personalized employment services into integrated support teams across Canada.

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Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario expands virtual youth mental health services with support from RBC Future Launch

Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) will digitally expand its existing network of 10 hubs to help thousands of young people access mental health resources wherever they are, and whenever they need them. The expansion is taking place thanks to a $1 million gift from RBC Foundation.

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Resilience 101: How Going Virtual Helps You Access Services and Support

The prolonged disruption to routines, the cancellation of milestone events and the challenge of accessing social services have contributed to the unique struggles facing Ontario youth during the pandemic. Virtual services are helping young people build resilience and access one-on-one support.

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Journeying along the river: Reaching out for support

As you go through your wellness journey, you will continue to add pieces to your bundle along the way. Even if it’s a struggle to find the support you need, there is help out there.

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Building your medicine bundle: Understanding your mental health journey

Some communities use the Medicine Wheel to show how different areas of our well-being are connected and are equally important

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YWHO Featured in News

Browse through articles where YWHO was featured, that highlight youth mental health during the global pandemic.

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YWHO and Bell Let’s Talk Day Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter on YWHO partnering with Bell Let’s Talk Day to raise mental health awareness.

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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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YWHO Webinar: Addressing youth equity issues and social determinants of health in the age of COVID-19

Join Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) to learn and discuss how Youth Wellness Hubs are creatively addressing young people’s emerging needs, such as access to technology, food, and income.

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YWHO Webinar: Youth peer support in a virtual context

Join Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) and a panel of youth peer support workers to learn and discuss what peer support looks like in the age of COVID-19, what unique challenges have arisen, and how they are being addressed.

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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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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Indigenous Resources

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

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Engaging Young People During a Global Pandemic

How are Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) sites and youth representatives continuing to engage youth during the global pandemic? Check out this resource to learn more.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Queer/Trans Youth

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

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YWHO Providing Affirming Care for Trans Youth

How are Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) sites and youth representatives continuing to engage youth during the global pandemic? Most trans people have had negative experiences when trying to access care, like refusal of services, mistreatment, discrimination, and providers who lack knowledge about our health needs.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Food Insecurity

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

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Social Media Shareable Cards by the National Youth Action Council

These social media cards were developed by the National Youth Action Council at CAMH along with the Centre of Excellence. These cards were developed by youth for youth and has been shared over social media as well as on the CAMH COVID-19 page.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Drinking Too Much?

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

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Essential Phone Numbers

Here is a collection of essential phone numbers that may be of use during these trying times. If you are in need of support or know of someone who might be, please utilize the numbers listed here.

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

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

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Comprehensive listing of income support in the wake of COVID-19

This document lists several income support programs that may be available to Ontario residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is also available in French.

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8 infographics on COVID-19

This infographic poster sums up several key resources from partner organizations around COVID-19. Find resources on coping with anxiety, managing stress, positive psychology, and much more.

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Social Media Shareable Cards

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on a variety of topics e.g., alcohol harms, cannabis use, career mentoring, etc. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Social media accounts for all YWHO hubs

Curious how other Youth Wellness Hub sites are using social media to support youth during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out this one-pager to view the various social media accounts of our sites to stay up-to-date.

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How to Reduce Stress in School

Learn about ways to reduce you stress while boosting your mental health at school. Erin, YWHO’s Provincial Youth Advisory Council member, provides tips and tricks to take care of your well-being while balancing your school work. YWHO recognizes the importance of youth participation in working collaboratively on youth matters. We encourage others who are interested […]

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A Message to the YWHO Community

(FR) Veuillez lire la déclaration de notre directrice générale, Joanna Henderson, au sujet de la pandémie de COVID-19.

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Do’s and Dont’s of Youth Engagement

Take a look at this useful shareable developed by the Youth Engagement Initiative.

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Adult Ally Tip Sheet

The purpose of this tip sheet is to highlight the benefits and characteristics of adult allies, in addition to evidence-based considerations when engaging with youth.

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YWHO Core Components

This document outlines the 13 core components of the YWHO model of integrated youth service delivery. Each YWHO site works with the YWHO Backbone to implement each of these evidence-based and evidence-generating components.

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All About Youth Advisory Committees

A Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of young people that provides meaningful input into the decision-making process of youthserving organizations. Creating a YAC is an excellent way of promoting and practicing high quality youth engagement. Learn how to launch your own YAC in 7 easy steps.

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YWHO In Numbers – 2018 to 2019

What has YWHO been up to in 2018? Take a look at this easy-to-read infographic to see all of our accomplishments.

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The Mental Health Strategy for Canada: A Youth Perspective

The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Youth Council (YC) came up with the idea to rewrite or “translate,” from a youth perspective, Changing Directions,  Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada. The youth rewrote all six strategic directions, drawing on personal experiences to make sense of a large policy document and turn it into […]

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Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

The Ontario Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health has a collection of resources that is designed to help practitioners and organizational leaders use the best available evidence to provide the best possible care. Take a look around.

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Basic Principles of Health Service Integration

Delivery of health care services is complex and requires a tailored approach to meet community needs. There is no one-size-fits-all model of integration that is appropriate for all organizations and communities. View the poster to learn more.

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Health Equity Fact Sheet: Francophone Youth in Ontario

1 in 5 Francophones in Ontario live outside designated service areas under the French Language Services Act. They have less access to care close to home and must travel long  distances to receive French services. Therefore many Francophone youth face unique health challenges that impact their ability to access health services. View the poster to […]

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Health Equity Fact Sheet: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Youth in Ontario

First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities experience mental health challenges at significantly higher rates than the general population, with youth being the most affected. View the poster to learn more.  

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News Release: Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Support for Youth

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Ontario is investing in six new youth wellness hubs to help more youth access the mental health and addictions services they need. Through these new integrated hubs, up to 12,000 young people who are experiencing mental health or addictions challenges will get the support they need.

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Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario: A Primer

Learn about Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario, our mission, our values, and our overall mandate.    

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YWHO Engagement practices when hosting young people and family members

Take a look at this infosheet if you want to learn some tips on how you can host events with young people and family members.  

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