The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, has received yet another honour in recognition of his sterling scientific career. The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced on Sept. 7 that its members had elected Dr. Rouleau as one of its new Fellows. He joins a currently active membership of more than 2,000 highly distinguished scientists, scholars and artists […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) has been supporting the British Columbia Integrated Youth Services Initiative (BC-IYSI) to improve access to mental health, substance abuse and primary care for youth and young adults across British Columbia. BC is the first major provincial project to develop IYS. The BC-IYSI will support communities to establish youth-friendly, integrated, health […]

GBF is supporting the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and partner organizations to spearhead an exciting project that addresses system gaps in mental health care by developing and testing Integrated Collaborative Care Teams (ICCTs) in the Toronto area. This highly collaborative project draws on contributions from three community agencies, four adolescent psychiatry hospital departments, […]

The ACCESS Open Minds (ACCESS) network is a pan-Canadian initiative to show how youth mental health services can be transformed. It is a joint venture of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation. Each partner is contributing $12.5 million over the five-year life of the project.  This unique research project is […]

BC Integrated Youth Services – Now Branded “Foundry”. In the Spring of 2016, five communities across British Columbia—Abbotsford, North Vancouver, Kelowna, Campbell River and Prince George—were selected to develop a one-stop shop for youth to access primary care, mental health care, addictions support and social services.  All sites are now in development and on track […]

In close collaboration with ACCESS Open Minds, GBF began working with policy makers and community service providers in selected provinces in 2014 to develop provincial systems of care for youth from 12-25 years of age that focus on prevention and early intervention.   Inspired by the Australian headspace model and the Irish Jigsaw programme, the goal […]

CTV News, Oct. 9, 2015: Quebec’s health minister unveiled an action plan for mental health services Friday that includes an additional $70 million in spending. Gaetan Barrette says the new plan focuses on prevention, treatment and support, with an emphasis on youth. The plan also calls for those with mental illnesses to be treated with […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation congratulates Dr. Jeffrey Meyer on winning the fifth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research.  Dr. Meyer MD, PhD, FRCP(C), is Canada Research Chair in the Neurochemistry of Major Depression; Head, Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood Disorders, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH; and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. […]