We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) has committed to investing annualized funding for our Youth Action Committee (YAC). We want to thank the Hon. Minister Michael Coteau for his continued support of the YAC and his dedication to improving children’s and youth mental health services in Ontario.
The YAC is a provincial advisory committee, made up of youth aged 16-25 who work to reduce stigma and improve mental health services for children and youth through youth-led policy recommendations. The YAC ensures that the voices of youth across the province are acknowledged, respected and taken seriously, driving change within the system and raising a unique and valuable voice. Since 2013, the YAC has released two ground-breaking reports addressing wait times in Ontario and mental wellness in the school system.