Media

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries please contact:

Ashley Slater
Communications Specialist
Office: 905-474-9595 ext. 349
Cell: 416-918-4419
Communications@kinark.on.ca

Upgrading Technology to Better Serve Clients

Kinark is in the process of upgrading the technology across the agency in partnership with TELUS in order to provide better services to our staff and clients. During this process, TELUS has learned more about the work we do and how their technological solutions are helping  us to improve the services and supports we provide to children, youth and their families. To showcase Kinark’s partnership with TELUS, the following video was produced by TELUS, with the assistance of Kinark staff across several of our offices. We are pleased to now share it with you.

Media Releases

Tuesday May 3, 2016
Children’s Mental Health Ontario releases 2016 Annual Report Card

TORONTO, May 3, 2016 – Children’s Mental Health Ontario has released their 2nd Annual Report Card on the current state of Ontario’s child and youth mental health system that  features new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Most notable is new data that shows now one in four children are having mental health issues by the time they are 18 years of age. This is up from the previous, one in five statistic. Also notable is a 54 per cent increase in emergency department visits and a 60 per cent increase hospitalizations for children and youth seeking mental health treatment.


Monday April 20, 2015
Children’s Mental Health Week: Triple P parenting expert & parent available for interview

TORONTO, ON, April 20, 2015
Parents who use positive parenting strategies in their day-to-day interactions with their families often find that their children are not the only ones to benefit.
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Monday May 6, 2013
Kinark Child and Family Services Launches ‘Rise Against Stigma’ Campaign

MARKHAM, ON, May 6, 2013 /CNW/
On Friday, Kinark Child and Family Services launched its ‘Rise Against Stigma’, online campaign to recognize Children’s Mental Health Week, which occurs from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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Monday May 6, 2013
Parents Invited to Free Presentation on Tuesday, May 7: “Understanding Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents: From Mood Swings to Depression and Bipolar Disorder”

PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 6, 2013 /CNW/
Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a free presentation entitled, “Understanding Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents: From Mood Swings to Depression and Bipolar Disorder” on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library.
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Thursday May 2, 2013
Jelisa Clarke and Ron Bartley receive 22nd Annual Krista Sepp Memorial Awards

MARKHAM, ON, May 2, 2013 /CNW/
On May, 2, 2013, Ron Bartley, Senior Child and Youth Worker, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, and Jelisa Clarke, Child and Youth Counsellor, Vanier Children’s Services, received the 2013 Krista Sepp Memorial Awards in recognition of their service to children and families.
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Tuesday May 8, 2012
Kinark takes aim at bullying with Children’s Mental Health Week video and photo contest

MARKHAM, ON, May 8, 2012 /CNW/
Kinark Child and Family Services is stopping the stigma and starting a conversation about Children’s Mental Health with Facebook photo and video contests during Children’s Mental Health Week (CMHW) May 6 to 12. Read More

 

Kinark In the News

Monday December 21, 2015 MHCC Conference Conference: Improving mental health outcomes for emerging adults

Mental Health Commission of Canada
In November, the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Consensus Conference on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults brought together emerging adults, families, service providers, and policy makers from across the country to develop recommendations for improving the mental health of emerging adults living in Canada. The panel, delegates, and 16-person jury, including Kinark’s President and CEO, Cathy Paul, presented draft guiding principles and an initial set of recommendations for improving mental health outcomes for emerging adults.
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Monday November 15, 2013 Change stigma over mental health: Researcher

Peterborough Examiner
Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, gave a public lecture about the impact of media stereotypes of mental illness on the attitudes and beliefs of the general public and children. Dr. Stuart’s lecture is the first of a series four on children’s mental health, presented by the Healthy Families Centre Community Partners, including Kinark Child and Family Services.
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Tuesday May 7, 2013 Students Learn About Bullying and Mental Health

CHEX Television Peterborough
Jacob Wilson and Jessica Vallentyne, Kinark Child and Family Services youth ambassadors, took the Rise Against Stigma Campaign on the road to Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School students in Peterborough, Ontario. They shared their experiences overcoming mental illness and bullying.


Wednesday May 8, 2013 Teens Share their Stories of Overcoming Depression, Bullying and Mental Health Challenges

Peterborough Examiner
Jacob Wilson, 18, of Barrie, and Jessica Vallentyne, 23, of Keswick, former client of Kinark Child and Family Services, spoke to Grade 10 students at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School about their experiences overcoming mental illness and bullying.
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Thursday May 9, 2013 Children’s Mental Health
CBC Radio Metro Morning
As a part of Kinark Child and Family Services’ Rise Against Stigma campaign, Jessica Vallentyne, one of Kinark’s youth ambassadors, spoke to CBC Radio Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway in Toronto about how she overcame her struggle with childhood depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies.
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Friday May 10, 2013 Children’s Mental Health
CBC Radio Metro Morning
As a part of Kinark Child and Family Services Rise Against Stigma campaign, Jacob Wilson, one of Kinark’s youth ambassadors, spoke to Matt Galloway of CBC Radio Metro Morning in Toronto about how he overcame his struggle of being bullied to the point of attempting suicide.
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Monday May 13, 2013 Dealing with Mental Health
CBC Radio Metro Morning
Kinark Child and Family Services social worker, Vickie Dickinson, spoke to Matt Galloway of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning about how we are helping kids/youth find tools they need to cope with mental health struggles.
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