Resources

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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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Queer/Trans Youth

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one is on Queer/Trans Youth. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  

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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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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Food Insecurity

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one is on Food Insecurity. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  

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Social Media Shareable Cards by the National Youth Action Council

These social media cards were developed by the National Youth Action Council at CAMH along with the Centre of Excellence. These cards were developed by youth for youth and has been shared over social media as well as on the CAMH COVID-19 page.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Drinking Too Much?

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one is on Drinking Too Much. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Essential Phone Numbers

Here is a collection of essential phone numbers that may be of use during these trying times. If you are in need of support or know of someone who might be, please utilize the numbers listed here.

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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 Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Coping with Domestic Violence

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one is on Domestic Violence. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Social Media Shareable Cards (COVID-19 edition): Coping with Isolation

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on COVID-19 related topics. This one is on Coping with Isolation. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Comprehensive listing of income support in the wake of COVID-19

This document lists several income support programs that may be available to Ontario residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is also available in French.

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8 infographics on COVID-19

This infographic poster sums up several key resources from partner organizations around COVID-19. Find resources on coping with anxiety, managing stress, positive psychology, and much more.

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Social Media Shareable Cards

Check out YWHO’s social media cards on a variety of topics e.g., alcohol harms, cannabis use, career mentoring, etc. These cards can be shared on multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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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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A Message to the YWHO Community

Please check out the statement released from our Executive Director, Joanna Henderson, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

The Ontario Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health has a collection of resources that is designed to help practitioners and organizational leaders use the best available evidence to provide the best possible care. Take a look around.

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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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Health Equity Fact Sheet: Francophone Youth in Ontario

1 in 5 Francophones in Ontario live outside designated service areas under the French Language Services Act. They have less access to care close to home and must travel long  distances to receive French services. Therefore many Francophone youth face unique health challenges that impact their ability to access health services. View the poster to […]

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Health Equity Fact Sheet: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Youth in Ontario

First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities experience mental health challenges at significantly higher rates than the general population, with youth being the most affected. 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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Contact

If you have questions about YWHO, please email info@youthhubs.ca

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