December 10th 2020 - The Pathways to Care project aims to remove barriers and improve access to mental health and addiction services for Black children, youth and their families in Ontario by making interventions at the policy, sector, and population levels. The project is a five-year strategic collaboration between Black Health Alliance, TAIBU Community Health Centre, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Strides Toronto (formerly East Metro Youth Services), and Wellesley Institute, with additional partners outside of Toronto being brought on from across southern and eastern Ontario. Through province-wide engagement with Black children, youth and their families, the project will conduct mapping exercises and needs assessments; develop a comprehensive mental health strategy and practice framework for Black youth; define and improve the pathways to care for Black children and youth who need mental health and addiction services; and develop resource tools and capacity building supports to increase the capacity of agencies to deliver culturally safe and responsive mental health and addiction services. The primary aim is to improve how mental health and addiction services are provided to Black children, youth and their families in Ontario.
The Health Promoter will work with the Pathways to Care team to assess, define, implement, and supervise health promotion and community engagement activities in the project area. This will be achieved through outreach activities that bridge the project with our targeted populations in Ontario and which optimize our information, education, and communication strategies. As this is a supervising role, other crucial elements are training, evaluation and development of other Health Promotion project staff. The Health Promoter’s responsibilities will also include supporting Pathways to Care’s applied research activities across 6 Ontario cities. For more information please download the job advertisement below.