Aliçia Raimundo: “How I Discovered My Strength In The Throes Of Mental Illness”

“Even though we might not always make the right decisions or have the easiest journeys, our stories are so incredibly valid. After all, you are still a badass superhero if the only person you save is yourself.” – Aliçia Raimundo

Aliçia Raimundo wears many hats. A true “Mental Health Superhero”, Aliçia is a celebrated TedX speaker, […]

Network 2.0 – Launch Event

The Canadian Refugee Child, Youth and Family Research Coalition

On November 4, 2015 the Canadian Government confirmed its commitment to rapidly welcome 25,000 refugees. Fifty-eight percent of these refugees are young people under the age of 25. Moving to a new country brings a new set of challenges, as young refugees and their families face language and cultural barriers, new education systems, issues of identity […]

Join Our Team! Doctoral Student or Postdoctoral Fellowship

The CYCC Network is looking for dynamic individuals with an interest in developing expertise and expanding their research in the field of knowledge mobilization/implementation science/knowledge translation related to the community based child and youth mental health and social service sector.

The position is ideal for doctoral students launching their research careers and postdocs seeking to gain experience […]

Tweetchat Recap: “How do Youth Get the Mental Health Info Needed?”

Get the rundown on the Tweetchat we held on November 20th, 2014 by reading our Storify summary below.
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Engaging Aboriginal Youth in Digital Storytelling: The Intersections of Technology and Mental Health

This project, conducted by the Young Lives Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island, was designed to explore the impacts of technology and digital media on mental health among Aboriginal youth on Prince Edward Island through digital storytelling. The researchers were particularly interested in understanding the role of technology in the everyday lives of indigenous […]

Sikh Leadership & Law Enforcement Follow-up Summit on Gang Violence

The community of South Asians in BC has been alarmed by the loss of over 115 youth in gang-related violence in the last 15 years. While the media remained focused on portraying this community negatively by blaming its religious and cultural practices as the source of promoting violence and criminal gangs, the community leaders have focused on prevention. […]

The BRICK Program

The Building Resilience in Communities and Kids (BRICK) Program, was led by Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell at York University, along with the Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) and the Jane Finch Community Family Centre’s Ontario Early Years Centre (JFCFC- OEYC). The ultimate goal of the program was to mobilize state of the art knowledge on infant pain […]

#weaponsofwar: Not Every Child Soldier Carries a Gun

The idea of child soldiers often elicits imagery of young and armed African boys. This, however, is hardly a complete picture.

The CYCC Network’s partner, the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, is working to raise awareness about the many roles children may play in violence worldwide through their #weaponsofwar social media campaign and their online learning […]

Join our Tweet Chat on November 20th!

To celebrate National Child Day and the launch of our report on the Info-Seeking Behaviour of Young People & Mental Health, we’ll be hosting a live tweet chat from 12-1pm EST on November 20th to discuss “How do youth get the mental health information they need?”

We’re inviting youth, professionals, academics, and anyone else interested in […]