Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 12:00 AM
The RBC Race for the Kids brings participants together, virtually, to raise funds for mental health care and research in Eastern Ontario and around the world. Thanks to dedicated partnerships with RBC and Accora Village, funds raised through the RBC Race for the Kids will be matched up to $50,000, helping to facilitate access to care and create safe places for children and youth to find their way. Register today and go further for youth mental health from now until October 17, 2021.
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021 09:00 AM
19 August 2021
Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, we have seen tremendous efforts across all sectors of the health-care system. Understanding that kids have been bearing the brunt of this pandemic, the Kids Come First Health Team has been innovating to respond to the needs of children, youth, their families, and providers.
Together we have:
- Offered specialized COVID-19 vaccination clinics for youth with medical complexities and their families
- Launched a unique Child and Youth Protection Clinic...
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 09:00 AM
June 28, 2021
The Kids Come First Health Team has created a super-useful, one-page info sheet to help camps and their counsellors recognize and support children and youth with mental health concerns. “Supporting Youth Mental Health” provides:
- what to watch for,
- helpful coping strategies,
- ideas about who to turn to for support,
- how to start conversations about mental health and
- ways to connect with care options.
Many camp counsellors are youth, themselves. This handout will provide them a way to...
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2021 09:00 AM
June 7, 2021
Children from 12 to 17 years old in the Ottawa region are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine through the provincial booking portal. Members of the Kids Come First Health Team, including Ottawa Public Health (OPH), CHEO, community pediatricians, Roger Neilson House, parent and youth partners, and family physicians are working together to bring pediatric expertise to wherever it’s needed most to support this age group.
“We want every child 12 and older and their caregivers who want a...
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 09:00 AM
June 03, 2021
The Kids Come First Health Team’s Vaccination Clinic at CHEO provides COVID-19 vaccinations exclusively for youth ages 12 years old and up who are unable to be vaccinated in the community for medical reasons, along with their caregivers. See if your child or youth qualifies.Kids Come First Health Team vaccine update CHEO, Roger Neilson House and community pediatricians and family physicians are working together to bring pediatric expertise to vaccine clinics across Ottawa,...