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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.

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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

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.

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    May 26, 2022

    Holding difficult conversations

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  • Creative approaches to support grief image with child's hands covered in paint
    May 26, 2022

    Dancing in the darkness: Creative approaches to working with grieving children and youth

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  • person wearing a mask showing vicarious trauma impacts
    May 27, 2022

    When the personal is professional: Understanding and addressing vicarious trauma

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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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  • Learner Testimonials

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

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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 20 2022

    Welcoming our new facilitator Jennifer Herbert

    We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Herbert, ATR-BC, LCAT to our expert facilitator lineup. [...] Read More

  • May 12 2022

    We offer specialized leadership programming for human and health services professionals

    Our leadership programs are delivered by an award-winning health systems innovation scholar and leadership subject matter experts [...] Read More

  • May 03 2022

    Save 20% when you register during Mental Health Week

    Mental Health Week is here and so are our savings – register between now and May 8 for any of our spring and/or summer programming using promo code MHW2022 and SAVE 20%.  [...] Read More

  • April 19 2022

    Check out these learning opportunities, coming in May

    Find your professional development with us and earn CE hours recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association. [...] Read More

  • April 15 2022

    CMHA’s Mental Health Week is coming up fast: get ready to #GetReal about how to help

    Remember that in recognition of MHW, all our children and youth programming from May 2 to 8 will be offered with an automatic 50% savings! [...] Read More

  • April 07 2022

    Supporting your continued learning

    Check out our upcoming courses and find training to support you on your personal and professional learning path. [...] Read More

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