The Problem

We are failing our youth with mental health and addiction. Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group The opioid crisis and the legalization of marijuana will accelerate the problem.

70% of mental health problems have their onset during their childhood or adolescence

More than half of adolescents diagnosed with a mental health disorder also suffer from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) – 55%

Suicide and accidents are the two leading causes of death for youth aged 15 to 19 in Canada and substance abuse is strongly correlated with both.

Our Mission


on wait list for mental health services across Ontario
0% increase
Hospital emergency room visits and in-patient hospitalizations of children and youth since 2008/2009


0% of children with mental disorders
do not access specialized treatment services
0% of children and youth
who seek treatment in hospitals EDs will do so three or more times