Children's Mental Health Week will be happening this year between May 7th to 13th. This is an important week where we are able to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues throughout childhood, the need for government support and funding for community mental health centres, as well as to recognize all those working in and around the kids mental health industry for their hard work and dedication. 


This year you will be able to expect the following from CMHO:


Green Ribbons

Many of our member organizations will be distributing green ribbons and lapel pins for mental health awareness. Please contact your local agency to find out if they will be participating in handing out ribbons this year. Unfortunately CMHO no longer has an available supply. To make sure you are notified for the 2019 ribbons order, please reachout to Leah at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Social Media Campaigns:

Look back here in the coming weeks for our social media kits on how best to raise awareness for kids mental health. Throughout Children's Mental Health Week, we will be promoting awareness, information and more on our social media accounts throughout the week. We will also be hosting several Facebook Live sessions as well as a new twitter chat. Stay Tuned!


Shine Green for Mental Health:

Throughout the province and the GTA, monuments will be lighting green for mental health awareness. Stay tuned for a full list of venues that will be participating.

If your organization has already sponsored an illumination and would like it to be featured on our site, please contact Leah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Some of the venues that will Shine Green for 2018 include:

Toronto 3D sign (May 7th)

CN Tower (May 11th)

Healing Garden Monument at Child and Parent Resource Institute, London 

Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls

St. Catharines City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony (May 7th)