Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario: Working together to improve outcomes
Creating positive change for youth mental health and wellness across Ontario
This is YWHO
Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) supports youth aged 12 to 25 and their families by bringing together service providers to offer the right services at the right time and in the right place.
Youth Wellness Hubs provide a full range of integrated services to support youth, including mental health, substance use, primary care, social support, and well-being services.
Bell Let’s Talk Day: Creating Positive Change
Every January 25th for the past 13 years, Bell Canada has helped raise awareness to address the stigma and challenges around mental health.
This year, the campaign is highlighting the actions people from across Canada can and are taking to transform mental health systems to create positive change. They are highlighting key leaders in the sector, including Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario.
Thank you Bell Canada for your ongoing support of #YWHO: Together we are creating positive change for youth mental health in Ontario.
Check out Rebecca, Child, Youth and Family Therapist from our West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub, who was featured in the Bell Let’s Talk Day 2023 campaign.
Learn more here about Bell Let’s Talk: https://letstalk.bell.ca/
To learn more about the West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub: Click here.
Wellness your Way:
Youth-designed Services and Spaces
Youth can access a variety of services based on their needs to achieve their goals – either by just walking in or by booking an appointment.
Services are co-created with youth and their families. We are committed to meeting the needs of all young people, with a focus on reducing barriers for First Nation, Inuit and Métis youth, 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, Francophone youth, immigrant, refugee and racialized youth, youth facing economic disadvantages, and other youth facing multiple intersectional barriers to care.
Services include (and vary based on location):
- Mental health
- Substance use
- Primary care, including sexual health care
- Education, employment and training services
- Housing support
- Other community and social services
Supporting 30+ Ontario Communities
Thanks to all YWHO supporters, including the Ontario government, funders such as Bell Canada, youth, community and system leaders, and family advocates. Your support has helped YWHO expand to serve 30+ Ontario communities. Hubs provide spaces where youth are welcomed and supported without judgement. Find your Youth Wellness Hub site here.
YWHO Virtual will also be launching throughout 2023 – 2024, creating another way for youth to access YWHO’s integrated services created by youth for youth.