KMb Strategies

Mindyourmind used the Zine format (a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images) to share the CYCC Network’s Knowledge Synthesis Report on “Using Technology to Provide Support to Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts”.

Pictou County Health Authority used the KMb Innovation funding awarded to them from the CYCC Network to produce web-based training for the Youth Stop Smoking Program. Learn more about this initiative here.

Canada Roots’ “Canada Roots Exchange” program seeks to engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders – providing them with the training and support they need to facilitate interactive workshops and activities that spark dialogue, dispel stereotypes, and promote a better understanding about Indigenous communities.

Project All-Minds brought together organizations from outside the child and youth mental health system together in a series of cross-sector events and discussions for the purpose of sharing knowledge and building better solutions to the complex problems faced by children and youth in complex contexts.

Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) offered an Innovations in Care webinar series geared towards bringing diverse voices of thought-leaders in a cohesive manner. This unique series incorporated a multi-disciplinary approach in understanding the complex terrain of child welfare issues.

Dawne MacKay-Chiddenton and Diane Parris from the Red River College’s Child and Youth Care Program were acutely aware of issues surrounding the quality of care provided to children and youth in Manitoba. Watch the documentary they made to share the youth-told experiences of young people in care.

Laing House – a Halifax-based peer support organization for youth living with mood disorders, psychosis and/or anxiety disorders – used their KMb Innovation Funding to embark on a project of collaborative and creative digital storytelling.

Launched by the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier’s Initiative in 2014, the Dallaire Digital Ambassadors (DDA) program equips youth with the tools they need to have effective conversations about child soldiers over social media.

The ‘My Word’ Lab is the first Inuit-run centre dedicated to digital media and research. In 2013/14, it launched the ILIKKUSET-LINGANNET!/ CULTURE-CONNECT! Program – connecting five youth from three northern communities with five adult mentors. Learn more about the program here.

The Rock Solid Foundation (RSF) challenged schools and youth organizations across the country to organize and produce a youth-lead anti-bullying initiative with ‘knowledge mobilization’ as its impetus. Each organization had a different vision of how they wanted to address the issue of bullying from creating music videos to participating in a youth conference.

Family resource programs are community-based organizations working with children, families and caregivers to enhance strengths, to build capacities and to promote healthy development. Learn more about FRP by watching the video created with funding by the CYCC Network.

The BRICK Program, led by Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell at York University, was a winner in our KMb Innovation competition. The ultimate goal of the program was to mobilize state of the art knowledge on infant pain management and infant mental health into routine well-baby visits.

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. The South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence (SACCAYV) was formed in 2004 which became a powerful voice of the community with a strong political clout. It approached academic institutions including the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) as well as police agencies of BC to work collaboratively with this group to target prevention of youth involvement in violence, drugs, and criminal gangs.
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 youth participants, and its consequences for their personal and community health and well-being.