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CYMHSU Community of Practice

Upcoming Event - October 19, 2018

Join your colleagues for an opportunity to provide your input and feedback on the CYMHSU Community of Practice strategic plan, and in building a strong mandate to tackle key priorities for an improved system of care for child and youth mental health. 

View the full AGENDA for the day. 


8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

(7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast)

1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Ports of the World


When the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative wrapped up in December 2017, physicians and other health professionals felt there was a need to continue working together to champion care and to support improvements in mental health and substance use services for children and youth.

The Shared Care Committee agreed, and have been supporting a CYMHSU Community of Practice which includes more than 150+ physicians, health professionals and system partners, including representatives from Government Ministries and Health Authorities. Two in-person meetings have taken place, to bring together the community and to set common goals. 

three WORKING GROUPS FOCUS ON priority areas:  

  1. Support ongoing, productive discussions with all government ministries involved
  2. Support incorporation into practice of evidence and resources for addressing and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
  3. Continue to build community networks of physicians and other health professionals.

The Working groups meet regularly to move forward on these important objectives. See below for a recent newsletter and a summary of the first meeting and who's involved. 

NEWSLETTERS AND meeting summarIES:


Click image below for first meeting summary ...

Get Involved

If you’re passionate about child and youth mental health and would like to get involved, please email