The Innovation Initiatives grant provides funding and consultation to lead and core service providing agencies in Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector to test innovative solutions to pressing problems in the system.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for an 18-month term (April 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022). Projects should be focused on testing innovative, evidence-based approaches to integrate high quality virtual care options into their suite of mental health services for Ontario’s children and youth.

We define virtual care broadly, as any type of child and youth mental health service delivered using telecommunication technology. This includes services and support provided over videoconference, phone, chat and text.

Application guide - Innovation Initiatives 2021-22

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Application questions - Innovation Initiatives 2021-22