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CMHO stands in solidarity with Muslim communities

We are sending our deepest condolences to the family of the those lost in Sunday's and anti-Muslim hate. Our thoughts are with their family, their son, and our Muslim friends and families who are grieving, feeling scared, frustrated and tired. We must continue to call...

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Children’s Health Coalition Statement – June 2

TORONTO, June 2, 2021 – As leaders in children’s health, we are deeply disappointed that Ontario has not acted upon the broad consensus for a regional re-opening of in-person learning. This consensus included children’s healthcare, public health, scientific experts...

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Children’s Health Coalition Statement – April 17

TORONTO, April 17, 2021 – Now is the time to pull out all the stops to drive down the spread of coronavirus. As we do so, we must not forget about kids. Children's learning, development and mental health is enormously at risk – and marginalized, racialized and...

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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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Don’t give up on these kids

The Ontario government is closing a specialized mental health treatment program for primarily Black, Indigenous and racialized kids just at the same time mental health issues are sharply rising in the province. The immediate impact of closing this program is an...

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Schools are Essential

As advocates for children’s mental health, we join the Children’s Health Coalition in its calls for communities across the province to do everything possible to urgently reduce the spread of Covid-19 so that schools can remain open, or re-open as soon as possible. For...

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