1. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Kids Need to Move More to Boost Their Brain Health: 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

    The 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth includes an Expert Statement on Physical Activity and Brain Health in Children and Youth, based on the findings of a team of experts in paediatric neuroscience and exercise science. There are important connections between the health of the...
  2. Community Blog

    Youth Across Niagara Gain Access to Free Mental Health Services in Their Own Backyard

    Over the summer of 2019, Pathstone Mental Health has been busy working with communities across the Niagara region, resulting in the creation of eight Hear & Now Walk In Clinics. These clinics, operated by Pathstone, offer one-on-one mental health counselling for children and youth up to age 18 and their...
  3. Community Blog

    Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara 2018-19 Annual Report

    A brief report with stories and statistics outlining the 2018-19 experience for FACS Niagara in terms of service to the Niagara community. This report highlights data about fostering and adopting, referrals and investigation, the Family Enrichment program and other support services, volunteers, and supporting youth in the transition to living...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers

    “In Canada, family caregivers provide roughly three-quarters of all patient care. A 2009 estimate put their contributions to the healthcare system at $25 billion per year1. However, if we consider that caregivers provide an average of 11-30 hours of care per week, using the current minimum wage of $14/hour in...
  6. Community Blog

    Human Trafficking in Niagara

    In 2018, people in the Niagara community came together to shed light on the issue of human trafficking, a nefarious crime that has long been operating in our midst. On February 28, 2018, 15 agencies across Niagara co-signed the Niagara Region Emergency Response Protocol for Human Trafficking, including police, fire...
  7. Resources & Publications

    The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness

    Historically, communities and governments in Canada and the United States have relied heavily on emergency services and crisis responses to support young people who are homeless. Communities use a range of crisis supports and interventions, including emergency shelters, day programs, and other services, such as law enforcement, which typically do...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Is Cannabis Safe to Use? Facts for Youth Aged 13–17 Years (Evidence Brief)

      This document provides key messages and information about the risks and health effects of cannabis use for youth aged 13–17. It is intended to provide source material for public education and awareness activities undertaken by medical and public health professionals, parents, educators and other adult influencers. Information and key...

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