The Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) Provincial Office is excited to welcome 10 new sites in Ontario who will implement YWHO’s data collection platform and tools and apply measurement-based care within mental health and wellness services for youth aged 12 to 25 years. The 10 new sites are known as My Wellness Passport sites. The name, My Wellness Passport (MWP), was selected by YWHO’s Provincial Youth Advisory Committee (PYAC), for the youth facing technology platform by which youth share information about themselves.
The 10 new sites were selected following a call for proposals that was shared across various networks in Ontario in June 2021. The selection process involved careful review of proposals as well as interviews and team deliberations. The review team was comprised of staff and leadership from the YWHO Provincial Office as well as members of the YWHO provincial youth and family advisory committees.
The YWHO MWP expansion is supported by: the Bell-Graham Boeckh Foundation Partnership, Balsam Foundation and Medavie Health Foundation. We are very grateful to our generous donors for their support in helping YWHO expand with 10 new MWP sites and further our reach to provide youth aged 12 to 25 in the community with enhanced measurement-based mental health and wellness services. YWHO is committed to improving mental health and substance use services for youth and young adults in Ontario.
The successful integrated youth service network applicants will receive the required data platform licenses, iPads/tablets, $25,000 in funding for hub staffing costs, and implementation support to roll out YWHO’s MWP over the course of one year. The lead organizations for the successful applicant networks are:
- Canadian Mental Health Association (Lambton-Kent)
- John Howard Society (Belleville)
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington YWHO Working Group (Kingston)
- Langs Community Health Centre (Cambridge)
- The Hub Sarnia (Lambton County)
- The Neighborhood Organization (Toronto)
- The West Toronto Youth Hub at Yorktown Family Services (Toronto/ Yorktown)
- Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness (Oxford-County)
- Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services (Brant)
- York Hills (York Region)
We are incredibly excited to have these networks on board! We appreciate all of the networks who applied for this opportunity, and the work that they are doing to support youth in our province.