The Reality of Accessing Care in Another Province

Guest Blog by Hayley Pelletier Each year thousands of young Canadians travel from their home community and province to attend college or university elsewhere. With their academic preparation in mind, many do not think about how they will access healthcare in their new...

Consultations for Canada’s Youth Policy

Have you heard about the new Youth Policy being drafted by the Government?  In the first round of consultations about 5000 youth across Canada were consulted. Myself, along with many others think that this is really not enough since Canada has 9 million young people!...

You Are Your Own Greatest Health Advocate

Guest Blog by Clarissa Smith, P.Dt I don’t know how many times I have heard “Oh but you’re young, you’re healthy” from older people I have encountered throughout my life. As someone who has had an array of medical issues from a young age, it really is infuriating to...

Mobilizing Ontario youth to improve health care policy

On December 7, 2018, the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) hosted a roundtable in Toronto on Mobilizing youth to improve health care policy in Ontario. The roundtable focused on the role of youth in shaping health policy in Ontario. We were lucky to have Ms....

Kids Can’t Wait

Over the next few months, we’ll be featuring inspirational people and organizations from across the country who are working toward a making Canada a healthier place for youth. Today’s post shines a spotlight on Ontario, where Children’s Mental Health Ontario has...

Announcing YouthHealthRights.ca

A national campaign rallying Canadian youth to advocate for better health The Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) is empowering Canada’s youth to be participants in their own health and to take action for better health in their communities....