The Timmins Youth Wellness Hub (TYWH) is elated to receive the news that they will be one of four new sites that the Ontario government is supporting, through an expansion of mental health services for children and youth announced today. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced several new investments, including: “$2.7 million at four new Youth Wellness Hubs across Ontario in Guelph, Renfrew, Timmins and Windsor for people between the ages of 12-25, to offer walk-in access to primary care and address their needs related to mental health, substance use, primary care, education, employment, training, housing and other community and social services” (Source: MOH News Release, June 1, 2021).

“Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) is very pleased to welcome the Timmins Youth Hub team. The innovative work that they’ve been doing to meet the needs of youth across the community with a mobile hub has relevance throughout Ontario. We are looking forward to both learning from and providing support to Timmins. Ontario’s youth need and deserve timely access to mental health, substance use and other supportive services—no matter where they are in the province. Expanding YWHO brings high-quality, accessible services to more young Ontarians at this time of particular need,” notes Dr. Joanna Henderson, YWHO Executive Director

“Being part of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario will allow the TYWH to reach more youth and provide more services to the right youth at the right time,” comments TYWH Chair Brian Marks.

“Co-created by youth, the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub’s unique rotational-site delivery model has been a success since the Fall of 2018,” states Marks. “Its success is largely due to collaborative partnerships with more than 25 local agencies and organizations that have supported the hub since its inception.”

The list of partners includes:

  • Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane-Timiskaming
  • City Of Timmins
  • Cochrane District Social Planning Council
  • Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board
  • Collège Boréal
  • Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières
  • Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est
  • Digital Creator Timmins
  • District School Board Ontario North East
  • Ellevive
  • Employment Options Emploi
  • Headstart in Business
  • Kunuwanimano Child & Family Services
  • Living Space
  • Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre
  • Newmont Porcupine
  • Northeastern Catholic District School Board
  • North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services
  • Northern College
  • Ontario Native Women’s Association
  • Porcupine Health Unit
  • Science Timmins
  • South Cochrane Addiction Services
  • The Venture Centre
  • Timmins & Area Women in Crisis
  • Timmins Economic Development Corporation
  • Timmins Learning Centre
  • Timmins Museum
  • Timmins Native Friendship Centre
  • Timmins Police
  • Timmins Public Library
  • United Way Centraide North East Ontario
  • Université de Hearst
  • YMCA Of Timmins

In addition to the collaborative partnerships noted above, the TYWH is also supported by a dedicated team of staff, and peer mentors, as well an array of enthusiastic youth and adult volunteers. “We are excited about this announcement and look forward to being the place for youth to gather for years to come,” adds Marks. 

Contact: Anne Vincent, Executive Director ( 705-267-2942)



City of Timmins Press Release

CTV News coverage (video)

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Timmins Today article

My Timmins Now article