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:


Social Media Campaigns:

This year CMHO will be launching a social media campaign for Children's Mental Health Week that focuses on the upcoming election in Ontario. With election day in in less than a month, we want to encourage the public to consider children's mental health when they head to the polls.


For details on some of what we will be doing and how you can participate online, 

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CMHO will also be participating in a Twitter Chat being hosted by two of our member agencies, Skylark and East Metro Youth Services, On Thursday May 10th at 8pm. Join us to talk about children's mental health and what services are available to you!

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 Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


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

Toronto 3D sign (May 7th)

Pelham Arches (May 7-11)

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

Smiths Falls Water Tower, Smiths Falls (May 7-11)

Local Storefronts, Carleton Place & Smiths Falls (May 7-11)

Town Hall, Carleton Place (May 7-14)

Healing Garden Monument at Child and Parent Resource Institute, London (May 7-11)

Durham District School Board (May 7-11)

Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls (May 9)

Durham District School Board Schools(May 10)

Niagara Falls (May 10)

CN Tower (May 11th)

Olde Town Hall & MRPC Building, Municipality of Mississippi Mills

Welland Bridge


Fort Erie


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  Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.