Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (2015). Taking Action on Health Equity and Diversity: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families New to Canada.
This policy paper focuses on the mental health needs of children, youth and families who are new to Canada and puts forward actionable recommendations to enhance supports for this population. Principles of equity, cultural safety, mental health promotion, and systems-level and strengths-based approaches are underscored as important components of a viable strategy for positive change.
This paper is aimed at policy and decision makers but may also be of interest to those looking to better understand the mental health needs of newcomer children as well as relevant policy change objectives.