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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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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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