Transition-aged youth community of interest

This project is no longer active. Please find additional information on the Transition-aged Youth CoI below. 



From 2015 to 2018, the Transition-Age Youth Community of Interest worked toward:

  • Improved coordination of access-to-care efforts for youth;
  • Improved coordination of planning related to required services for youth, especially those for youth with severe mental illness;
  • Improved use of evidence-based approaches to mental health care for infants and children with mental health issues and youth showing early signs of adult mental illness.


Membership spanned several major academic centres in Ontario and eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), including:

  • Ottawa
  • Kingston/Belleville 
  • Hamilton/Niagara 
  • Waterloo
  • Chatham/Kent 
  • Toronto 
  • London 
  • Thunder Bay

It also included academic and community leaders who have or who are currently spearheading major initiatives for transition-age youth. 

Membership also included a balance of mental health professionals who at the time were all making major efforts to transform services and efforts for youth with mental health issues or illness. It spanned individuals working with the Ministry of Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as with justice and housing systems for youth. 

To view a list of services, policy and research initiatives across Ontario dedicated to transition-age youth mental health and addictions, click here (last update: November, 2016). 


For more information, please contact emma [dot] firsten-kaufman [at] camh [dot] ca


    Project Contact: 

    Lead organization

    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    CoI lead

    Aristotle Voineskos

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