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Welcome to the Learning Institute

We are leaders in mental health training and education – improving client outcomes and building capacity, together.

A Leader in Mental Health Training and Education


We offer high quality, evidence-informed learning opportunities – for mental health and medical health professionals, direct service workers, educators and first responders – to advance best practices in mental health care. We work with expert facilitators to offer programming that is responsive to our learners’ professional interests and educational requirements and supports the emerging needs of their mental health clients. We offer training for professionals who work with clients of every age, across the lifespan.

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute (SickKids CCMH LI) is a part of The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids and the SickKids Learning Institute.

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“I have never attended such a powerful and informative training. This will shape my practice with all clients immensely.”  

 – Laura T., clinical social worker

“Thank you so much for providing Zoom-based sessions. Prior to the pandemic accessing quality trauma-informed training was unaffordable, from the perspectives of both budget and time.” 

– Allison M. Hall, Hons BSW(N), RSW
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Since the onset of COVID-19, we have successfully pivoted to an online learning platform, creating a virtual classroom.

Why SickKids CCMH LI?

Expert-led and evidence-informed 

Our multidisciplinary team of expert facilitators are all highly regarded professionals in the field and many hold academic appointments. Program curriculum is informed by peer-reviewed academic journals and studies and is reinforced through experience. 

Real-time and interactive 

We offer live programming to ensure that our participants have an interactive, responsive and engaged learning experience. Our programs incorporate breakout rooms, small group discussions, case scenarios and simulations to create a rich learning environment that facilitates effective transfer of knowledge. 

Client-focused 

Combining thought leadership with practical application, our virtual learning experiences are designed to improve client outcomes.

Recognized 

We offer digital certificates with all of our programs and include CEU hours where applicable. We have approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program(s) towards their continuing education hours. Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.

Connected

Through social platforms, we create private networking groups to facilitate ongoing dialogue between program participants (certificate programs only).

Responsive

We solicit input from our advisory board members, community partners and you – our learners – to ensure we are delivering in-demand topics informed by published scientific evidence. Request a topic here.

A community of facilitators and learners 

Our facilitators are valued members of the Learning Institute community. Joining us from within and outside of the SickKids enterprise, most of our facilitators have been with us for many years. Together, we are building the skills and knowledge within the mental health care provider community, helping to build capacity and advance best practices.

Most of our learners are repeat customers – many come back to attend other sessions delivered by their favourite facilitators. After participating in our programs, learners report a greater breadth and depth of required knowledge along with increased confidence to support their clients.

Our commitment to inclusive learning experiences 

We prioritize quality programming and continually strive to ensure inclusive course design and delivery, including accessible materials and technologies.

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Upcoming Courses

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We offer a wide range of online courses that provide specialized skills and knowledge to support you in all facets of your career. Explore our upcoming courses and experience our virtual classroom – live and interactive.

  • Excellence in Mental Health Leadership

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  • On-demand

    Self-harm in teenagers: The spectrum from nonsuicidal self-injury to suicidality

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  • On-demand

    Eating disorders (EDs): What every clinician needs to know

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  • Customized Training

    We offer virtual training programs for your staff and organization. We can design a custom training program or tailor any of our existing courses to meet your specific organizational learning objectives. Training will be delivered through an interactive virtual classroom. 

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  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant

    For organizations seeking financial support, we can help you apply for access to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant funding for your customized training. This program provides direct financial support to employers who wish to purchase training for their employees.

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  • Learner Testimonials

    See a sample of what our learners have to say about our courses.

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  • Strategic Plan & Purpose

    We are pleased to launch our new Strategic Plan 2025. SickKids CCMH LI aims to cultivate excellence in mental health services, foster an inclusive learning ecosystem, enhance learning through innovation, and strengthen business operations.

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  • Community Resources

    We work with many organizations and associations in our community to support you and advance best practices in mental health care. 

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Latest News

  • May 06 2024

    Mental Health Week 2024 – Save 30%

    In recognition of Mental Health Week, SickKids CCMH LI is pleased to offer 30% off for select programs! Use discount code MHW2024 on registrations from May 6-12, 2024. [...] Read More

  • January 10 2024

    Happy New Year! Save 20% off select programs

    Save 20% off select programs by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute! Use discount code NEWYEAR2024 - offer valid from January 10 to 24, 2024. [...] Read More

  • November 15 2023

    Black Friday Cyber Monday sale is here

    Save 30% off select programs by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute! Use discount code BFCM2023 - offer valid from November 15 to 29, 2023. [...] Read More

  • November 09 2023

    Join our free webinar for professionals, Bioethics and burnout: Unpacking the relationship

    SickKids CCMH Learning Institute is pleased to offer a complimentary live webinar focused on addressing the critical issue of burnout and its relationship with bioethics on December 12, 2023 at 12-1 p.m. ET! [...] Read More

  • September 07 2023

    Gear up for success with our back to school sale – save 20%

    It’s that time of the year again! The back-to-school season is here and we’re pleased to offer a 20% discount towards all upcoming programming by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute to help you gear up for success. [...] Read More

  • July 19 2023

    Summer sale is here – save 20%

    Enjoy 20% savings towards training programs by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute! Use discount code SUMMER2023 - offer valid from July 19 to August 2, 2023. [...] Read More

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