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The Problem

Black Ontarians face significantly poorer mental health and addictions outcomes.

Despite these barriers to access, very little is known about the best ways to implement mental healthcare for Black children and youth in Ontario. Pathways to Care will increase understanding about the unique barriers to care for Black Canadians by engaging Black children, youth, and their families who face significant barriers to mental health and addictions services in the creation of a better mental healthcare system

The Solution

Transforming the mental healthcare system for Black children and youth: What Can We Do?

Young people aged 15-24 experience mental illness and difficulty with substance use more than any other age group. Developing interventions for children and youth is key because this a crucial time in their development. Children, teens, and young adults experiencing challenges with their mental health need specific, easy to access programs that keep their development and unique social experiences in mind. 

At Pathways to Care, we are aim to create a society where Black children and youth can access the care they need. Join us in creating this change and partner with us. 

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Our Work

Project Activities and Outcomes

Over the next 5 years, Pathways to Care plans to implement a full research and community engagement program. 

Latest News and Publications

Breaking down mental healthcare barriers for women of colour

Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best talks about challenges and solutions to meeting the mental wellness needs of a growing demographic in the GTA