We’re happy to share that TPYS was selected for “transformation” by Smilezone! The Smilezone Foundation transforms an existing waiting room, treatment room, or client/family care room into a “Smilezone,” which is custom designed with features such as fresh paint, colourful murals, furniture, cabinetry and storage, and interactive technology. They have transformed more than 330+ Smilezones…Read More about Smilezone Transformation
TPYS Staff and Management attended the “Invitation to Honouring Our Promise: Ending Anti-Black Racism (HOPE) Symposium.” This symposium launched the background report “that explores the issues affecting the mental health of Black infants, children and youth in Toronto and the accompanying strategy, Honouring Our Promise: Ending Anti-Black Racism (HOPE), which documents the sector’s commitment for…Read More about Honouring Our Promise: Ending Anti-Black Racism (HOPE) Symposium
Have your say! We are pleased to be working with @DiversityMusing and Toronto’s infant, child, and youth mental health sector to develop an Anti-Black Racism Strategy for the sector. Members of Toronto’s Black community are invited to share their perspectives and participate through an online survey and small group discussions in January and February 2022. …Read More about Anti-Black Racism Task Force: Toronto Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Anti-Black Racism Project (Jan 18 – Feb 3, 2022)
Suicide is among the leading causes of death in 15-25 year old Canadians, second only to accidents. LGBTQ youth are approximately 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.
70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
A sense of connectedness, attachment to networks in the community (ie. sports teams, chess clubs, etc.), and access to support services, are all protective factors to combat mental illness.