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Thank you RBC

Thank you RBC!

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 06:58 AM

On’s 1st Birthday, we are so grateful for the commitment of our funding partner RBC and the meaningful words of Marjolaine Hudon, RBC Regional President, Ontario North & East:

“Many young people are struggling with their mental health. They need our help. That’s why our entire team at @RBC is committed to supporting youth mental well-being programs in our community. A huge thank you to the team. We are so proud to be the funding partner of CHEO and the Kids Come...


Meet Tania from Le Cap, one of our partners

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 06:48 AM

A message from our Steering Committee co-chair and partner, Tania

"I am proud that the team really listened to young people and their parents, in order to better understand their experiences in our health care system, and look to rethink our practices. It goes without saying that is a young program that is currently building its capacity. However, I am optimistic that will enable both individuals and organizations to better support...

Meet our youth- Steph

Meet Steph, one of our youth advisors

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 06:32 AM

Meet Steph, one of our youth advisors

Steph grew up in the town of Newmarket, Ontario as the youngest of three siblings. Their father worked as a primary school teacher and mother as a volunteer and vibrant member of the community. 

As a child, Steph enjoyed dance, musical theatre and played ringette for many years. In grade nine, a switch to a tiny school and difficult new friendships brought inner sadness to the forefront. Bullied, depressed and engaging in self-harm, Steph says that they...

Natasha- youth

Meet Natasha, one of our youth advisors

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 06:25 AM

Meet Natasha, one of our youth advisors

Natasha Baechler was born in Ottawa and spent most of her childhood in the small town of Russell. A dancer since the age of three, Natasha enjoyed playing piano and starring in elementary school productions of musicals, such as Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz.  

The first two years of high school found Natasha playing soccer and teaching dance lessons to others. Unfortunately, all that felt normal began to fade during the summer following grade ten. It was...


Meet’s Dr. Mario Cappelli

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 06:22 AM

What is your formal title and current position?

I am a child psychologist in practice for 30 years. Since 2018, I have been the Senior Clinician-Scientist at the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions and I am the former Director of Mental Health and Psychiatric Research at CHEO. 

Could you please share a bit about your current work?

I am most interested in ensuring that we provide children, youth and young adults with the right type of mental health and addictions...