Youth Action Committee 2020 Survey - Race and the Child and Youth Mental Health System

The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a provincial advisory committee, made up of youth aged 16-25 who work to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and improve mental health services for children and youth through youth led policy. The YAC identifies a major issue youth experiencing mental illness in Ontario are facing and sets out to find out how youth think we can solve these complex issues. Following province wide youth consultations, the YAC works with Children's Mental Health Ontario's (CMHO) policy team to generate youth-led policy recommendations. The group works together to deliver findings and recommendations to stakeholders responsible for change.

In 2020, the YAC met for a new policy cycle and has narrowed their focus to exploring race in the mental health system. Our hope with this survey is to amplify the voices and experiences of racialized youth within the Child and Youth Mental health Sector across Ontario.

As a token of our appreciation, you will be entered into a raffle for one of five $ 100 gift cards.

If you need mental health support please visit to find a children and youth mental health agency, walk-in clinic, or crisis line in your community. 

If you need to talk to some immediately please call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 

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* 1. Please select your preferred language for this survey: