Children's Mental Health Week is Taking Place May 1-7, 2017. Mark your calendars.

Children’s Mental Health Week is an important time of year for us to highlight the importance of a healthy and well-functioning community-based children’s mental health sector. Here’s what you can expect of us:

Green Ribbons

Wear your green ribbon for Children’s Mental Health Week. We will be distributing green ribbons to all MPPs at Queen’s Park.







Green Ribbons and Lapel Pins


Change the View


Children’s Mental Health Ontario, in partnership with Teachers Life, is hosting our 8th annual YouTube video contest called Change the View. The contest provides a positive outlet for youth (ages 13+) to express their experiences with mental health and well-being. Youth are invited to make a short video demonstrating how we can deconstruct the stigma around mental health issues – for a chance to win $3000! The contest opens March 1, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is April 7, 2017.

Our annual Change the View celebration will be hosted during Children’s Mental Health Week to announce the winner of our anti-stigma video contest. This will be a celebratory evening hosted by our Youth Action Committee.


Enter the Contest


Raise awareness on social media

We’d like to hear from you! Write a blog for Children’s Mental Health Week. Tell us about you and your family. What challenges have you faced? What has helped your family cope and thrive? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. For Children’s Mental Health Week, we will continue to use the hashtag #kidscantwait.


Lighting Ontario Green for Children’s Mental Health Week

Look for Ontario landmarks, such as the CN Tower, to be lit green for Children’s Mental Health Week. Children’s Mental Health Ontario and Canadian Mental Health Association in Ontario are joining forces again to get as many local landmarks across Ontario lit green as possible. It’s a great way to raise awareness about the importance of children and adult mental health in communities across Ontario.



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