Within the area of Youth Mental Health, our goal is to increase access to community-based mental health supports and services with a focus on counselling and therapy delivered by mental health professionals to address the range of mental health symptoms and challenges an individual youth may experience.

To be considered for Youth Mental Health funding, the organization/initiative must meet the following criteria:

  • serve a region in which Medavie has operations (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • applicant organization must be a community-based non-profit
  • demonstrate strong organizational financial management and governance
  • individuals benefiting from the support are between the ages of 12 – 25 years old
  • funds will be used primarily in support of counselling / therapy services by licensed mental health care professionals (e.g., psychologists, counsellors, therapists) at no cost to the young person receiving care
  • services available across the population of a community OR focused on a group of young people who are at disproportionate risk of mental health challenges and face systemic barriers to mental health care
  • services address the range of possible individual mental health challenges and symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions or need)
  • evaluation of service delivery outcomes that includes tracking of usage as well as clinical outcomes (i.e., change or maintenance of symptoms)

Want to see what one of our Youth Mental Health partnerships is like? Read about our connection with our Youth Mental Health partners.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page.

Apply for funding

Due to demand, we are not currently accepting Expressions of Interest forms or applications for funding until early 2024.

We thank you for your interest and encourage you to return to this webpage for updates on when the intake process will reopen.

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