Background Info / Reports

Announcement of New My Wellness Passport Sites in Ontario: An initiative of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO)

We are proud to launch My Wellness Passport, YWHO’s new data collection platform. 10 health and wellness sites across Ontario will be implementing this platform and apply measurement-based care within health and wellness services for youth aged 12 to 25 years. The 10 new sites are known as My Wellness Passport sites.

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CAMH, YWHO, ACCESS Open Minds and Foundry launch first-of-its kind initiative to help young people with mental health challenges find employment

In order to help support vulnerable young people through this challenging time, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health, ACCESS Open Minds, Foundry and Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario are proud to launch a new initiative that incorporates personalized employment services into integrated support teams across Canada.

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Engaging Young People During a Global Pandemic

How are Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) sites and youth representatives continuing to engage youth during the global pandemic? Check out this resource to learn more.

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YWHO Providing Affirming Care for Trans Youth

How are Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) sites and youth representatives continuing to engage youth during the global pandemic? Most trans people have had negative experiences when trying to access care, like refusal of services, mistreatment, discrimination, and providers who lack knowledge about our health needs.

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Student loan repayment to be suspended until September 30th, 2020

Are you a student? Have you been affected by COVID-19 and are concerned about repaying your student loans? Here’s a bit of good news!

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Social media accounts for all YWHO hubs

Curious how other Youth Wellness Hub sites are using social media to support youth during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out this one-pager to view the various social media accounts of our sites to stay up-to-date.

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How to Reduce Stress in School

Learn about ways to reduce you stress while boosting your mental health at school. Erin, YWHO’s Provincial Youth Advisory Council member, provides tips and tricks to take care of your well-being while balancing your school work. YWHO recognizes the importance of youth participation in working collaboratively on youth matters. We encourage others who are interested […]

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Do’s and Dont’s of Youth Engagement

Take a look at this useful shareable developed by the Youth Engagement Initiative.

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Adult Ally Tip Sheet

The purpose of this tip sheet is to highlight the benefits and characteristics of adult allies, in addition to evidence-based considerations when engaging with youth.

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YWHO Core Components

This document outlines the 13 core components of the YWHO model of integrated youth service delivery. Each YWHO site works with the YWHO Backbone to implement each of these evidence-based and evidence-generating components.

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All About Youth Advisory Committees

A Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of young people that provides meaningful input into the decision-making process of youthserving organizations. Creating a YAC is an excellent way of promoting and practicing high quality youth engagement. Learn how to launch your own YAC in 7 easy steps.

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YWHO In Numbers – 2018 to 2019

What has YWHO been up to in 2018? Take a look at this easy-to-read infographic to see all of our accomplishments.

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The Mental Health Strategy for Canada: A Youth Perspective

The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Youth Council (YC) came up with the idea to rewrite or “translate,” from a youth perspective, Changing Directions,  Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada. The youth rewrote all six strategic directions, drawing on personal experiences to make sense of a large policy document and turn it into […]

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Basic Principles of Health Service Integration

Delivery of health care services is complex and requires a tailored approach to meet community needs. There is no one-size-fits-all model of integration that is appropriate for all organizations and communities. View the poster to learn more.

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News Release: Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Support for Youth

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Ontario is investing in six new youth wellness hubs to help more youth access the mental health and addictions services they need. Through these new integrated hubs, up to 12,000 young people who are experiencing mental health or addictions challenges will get the support they need.

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Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario: A Primer

Learn about Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario, our mission, our values, and our overall mandate.    

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YWHO Engagement practices when hosting young people and family members

Take a look at this infosheet if you want to learn some tips on how you can host events with young people and family members.  

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