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
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Mental Wellness
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.
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READ OUR REPORTS
REPORT ON 2020 WAIT TIMES
2019 ANNUAL REPORT CARD:
THE BURDEN OF KIDS MENTAL ILLNESS ON FAMILIES & THE ECONOMY
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.