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Kids Can’t Wait

Raise Your Voice For Kids’ Mental Health.

We wouldn’t wait for a child’s cancer to reach stage 4 before treating it, so why are kids waiting so long for mental health services?

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED.

RIGHT NOW, there are 28,000 children and youth from across Ontario on wait lists for mental health care.

In some parts of the province, children and youth wait up to 2.5 years for mental health services. 

Left to languish on wait lists, the results can be devastating.

Raise your voice to sound the alarm to our government leaders and let them know that our KIDS CAN’T WAIT. 

Three easy ways you can help.

RAISE YOUR VOICE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Join the #kidscantwait community and raise your voice in your social media networks to advocate on behalf of child and youth mental health services.

JOIN THE #KIDSCANTWAIT MOVEMENT

Join the #kidscantwait movement by signing up for the Children’s Mental Health Ontario newsletter for important updates and information.

SEND GOVERNMENT A MESSAGE

Send an important message to Ontario government leaders to let them know that our children and youth can’t keep waiting for mental health care.

HEAR FROM MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY

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Alex Munter

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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Mamta Chail

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Mental Wellness

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Victoria Kaulback

Youth Action Committee

#KidsCantWait  Digital Ambassadors

Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s #kidscantwait Digital Ambassadors are committed to using social media to collectively raise our voices and advocate on behalf of children, youth and families affected by mental health. We believe that children, youth and families are waiting far too long for mental health treatment; our families deserve better. 

SEE THE LATEST NEWS

Updated Statement – May 5

CMHO has looked further into yesterday’s announcement from the Ministry of Education, and  it is our understanding that the announcement will not mean any new or additional funding for school mental health workers. The funding which supports yesterday's announcement...

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Child and Youth Mental Health is in Crisis

May 3-9 is Children’s Mental Health Week  May 3, 2021– Children’s Mental Health Week is happening May 3-9. With Ontario in a State of Emergency and schools closed, children and youth mental health has never been more important. The ongoing pandemic means that many...

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Children’s Health Coalition Statement – April 27

TORONTO, April 27, 2021 – Although the death of children from COVID-19 is rare, the cumulative and compounding impact of the pandemic on children is of extreme concern. Our deepest condolences are with the family and loved ones of 13-year-old Brampton child Emily...

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READ OUR REPORTS

IPSOS

REPORT ON 2020 WAIT TIMES

2019 ANNUAL REPORT CARD:

THE BURDEN OF KIDS MENTAL ILLNESS ON FAMILIES & THE ECONOMY

Policy Makers

Children’s Mental Health Ontario works to identify and develop solutions to important policy issues affecting our members—community-based child and youth mental health agencies, and their clients—children, youth, and families across Ontario.  This section of reports and government submissions has been curated specifically for policy makers.

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