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Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy (2023-2026)

Toronto's Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health Sector

February 14, 2023

Infant, child, and youth mental health agencies in the city of Toronto have formed a task force to develop a multi-year strategy to address anti-Black racism in the sector. The goal of the project is to ensure that the sector honours its promise to end anti-Black racism and provide culturally responsive programs and services which help Black infants, children, and youth thrive. The Anti-Black Racism Task Force is comprised of staff from a cross-section of agencies in Toronto. 

Evaluating Indigenous Needs on Ontario Post-Secondary Campuses

March 16, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar, we invite Megan VanEvery, Indigenous Post-Secondary Knowledge and Research Lead at CICMH, to present the results of the Centre’s recent needs assessment for Indigenous staff and students in Ontario. Come hear about the barriers facing Indigenous students in accessing mental health services, Indigenous-specific mental health supports available on campus, as well as student and staff perspectives on how services can be improved. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Visualizing queer spaces: LGBTQ students and the traditionally heterogendered institution

December 6, 2022

This study explores how LGBTQ college students experience campus climate at a Midwest Urban Public institution, through a framework of the traditionally heterogendered institution (THI).

Trans University Students’ Access to Facilities: The Limits of Accommodation

December 6, 2022

This article examines the results of a survey of 54 trans students in two major universities in Ontario in order to evaluate participants' access to on-campus facilities.

Social support, discrimination, and Self-Esteem in LGBTQ + high school and Post-Secondary students

December 6, 2022

This article draws on data from the OutLook Study in Waterloo Region, Ontario, and examines discrimination and social support among high school and post-secondary students.

Depression and Attempted Suicide among LGBTQ College Students: Fostering Resilience to the Effects of Heterosexism and Cisgenderism on Campus

December 6, 2022

This study investigates a national sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and trans students to determine the association between mental health and microaggressions, victimization, psychological resilience, pride, and outness.

Toward Intersectional Identity Perspectives on Disability and LGBTQ Identities in Higher Education

December 6, 2022

While little has been published on the intersections of disability and queer identity among post-secondary students, this article proposes 5 intersectional identity perspectives based on semi-structured interviews with university students who identify as LGBTQ and have a disability.

General and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ students

December 6, 2022

This UK study investigated general and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with having a current mental health problem, use of mental health services, suicide risk, and self harm in LGBTQ university students.

Mental Health Disparities Among Canadian Transgender Youth

December 6, 2022

This article outlines the prevalence of mental health problems among transgender youth in Canada, and compares it with population-based studies.

Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health

September 7, 2022

This factsheet was prepared by the Ontario Graduate Caucus (OGC) of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario, who engaged in a two-year research project to identify and document the mental health experiences of graduate students in Ontario universities. The factsheet outlines the primary survey results as well as the recommendations for graduate student mental health resources on campus.