Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (2021). Quality Standard for Youth Engagement. Ottawa, ON.
This standard offers nine quality statements for ensuring consistent youth engagement practices in child and youth mental health system planning. Evidence, best practices, and practical examples are provided, along with what each statement means for youth, agencies, and system decision makers. Helpful definitions and resources are presented throughout.
This quality standard is aimed at youth engagement partners. It can be used to improve youth engagement practices within organizations and to coordinate across different organizations or sectors.