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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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Children’s Health Coalition Statement

Toronto, ON, April 6, 2021: Schools are closing and more may shut down in-person learning because we haven’t been able to contain community transmission of coronavirus in Ontario. Collectively, we have failed our children. We are calling on the government to recognize...

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CMHO Response to Government Investment in FASD Clinics

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is pleased with the recent investment of $2.8M by Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to support the development of 12 new Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) clinics which will increase the province’s...

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CMHO Response to Ontario Autism Program Announcement

CMHO is seeking to work with government to develop solutions to help children with concurrent autism and mental health issues that require intensive supports. We are concerned the February 3rd announcement does not include a plan for these kids and families with the...

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Grown-ups: We Are Failing Our Children

A version of this article originally appeared in the Toronto Sun. As leaders in children’s health services, we acknowledge the complexity of the current situation: our province is facing high rates of COVID-19 spreading in our communities—including among children....

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