Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is the association representing Ontario’s publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres. With the combined strength of our members, we advocate for government investments, policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and families seeking mental health services in Ontario.

Our primary goal is to promote a coordinated and high quality system of care that puts children, youth and families first.

CMHO’s nearly 100 member organizations operate in every region of the province, providing treatment and support to children, youth and families. This includes targeted prevention, early intervention, short- and long-term counselling and therapy, addictions services, and intensive services such as residential care. 

CMHO is governed by a Board of Directors composed of volunteers. The Directors are eligible to serve a maximum of two 3-year terms on the Board. There are currently 15 Directors on the CMHO Board.


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