Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 03:00 PM
The impact of school closures and the resulting social isolation on the health and well‐being of children and youth has become impossible to ignore. Getting Ontario’s students back into the classroom, with appropriate safety measures in place, for the remainder of this school year and for summer learning must be a priority now. Prioritizing school re‐opening means putting the...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 09:30 AM
Children’s hospitals report 100% increase of mental-health related admissions
Canada’s top children’s hospitals and advocacy organizations are uniting to declare #codePINK and raise the alarm about the current mental and health crisis facing children and young people across the country. The term “Code Pink” is used to declare a pediatric emergency, and the campaign is calling on the federal and provincial/territorial governments to act immediately...
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 12:08 PM
Ottawa, May 14, 2021 — Today, the Youth Services Bureau (YSB), CHEO, and Le CAP, three partners of the Kids Come First Health Team, announce the launch of a new program called Step Up Step Down — a bilingual live-in-treatment program for youth aged 12 to 17 with complex mental health needs. Step Up Step Down addresses a service gap between hospitalization and community care.
“Step Up Step Down is all about working to...
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 01:24 PM
The information below is from May 10, 2021. For the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination for children, youth and caregivers — including the new online self-identification questionnaire — please view our statement from May 20.
Ottawa, ON – May 10, 2021 – CHEO, Roger Neilson House and community physicians and partners – all member of the Kids Come First Health Team – continue to support the rollout of vaccines for children and youth and two of their caregivers in our region.
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 10:08 AM
Toronto, May 07, 2021 – We can’t give up on our kids; they need to be at the forefront of the provincial lockdown re-opening plan. Schools – essential to the health, well-being and futures of all children and youth – should be the first doors to re-open and must open before non-essential businesses in regions with lower case counts.
Not returning our kids to in-person learning this year will mean that they will be out of school for five months before they...