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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

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Announcement from CMHO’s Board Chair

On behalf of the Board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), I am announcing that Kim Moran is stepping down on November 5, 2021 as CEO to take on an exciting role with one of our healthcare partners, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). Under the...

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Children’s Health Coalition Statement – August 17

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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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