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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.

  • narrative therapy pathways beyond despair
    September 28 and October 5, 2021

    Pathways beyond despair: Re-authoring lives of young people through narrative therapy

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  • Certificate in CBT silhouette of person with colours for brain
    September 30, October 1, 28 and 29, 2021

    Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Level 1

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  • door in shadow when death darkens the door
    October 6, 202

    When death darkens the door: Supporting bereaved children and youth

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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

  • September 20 2021

    SickKids receives transformative gift from donor Garry Hurvitz for brain and mental health

    This morning, the SickKids Foundation announced a transformative gift of $50 million from philanthropist Garry Hurvitz for brain and mental health across the SickKids mental health enterprise. [...] Read More

  • August 09 2021

    Exploring experiences of clinicians who adopted virtual mental health services due to COVID-19

    The first joint publication between SickKids CCMH and SickKids shares experiences of mental health clinicians both in hospital and in the community. [...] Read More

  • August 06 2021

    Certificate programs starting in September

    Get details on our upcoming lineup of certificate programming this fall. [...] Read More

  • August 04 2021

    Pathways beyond despair: Re-authoring lives of young people through narrative therapy (Sept. 28 and Oct. 5)

    Learn to find ways of honouring the injustices and oppression youth may be experiencing and recognize the skills and wisdom youth are using to respond. [...] Read More

  • May 28 2021

    SickKids CCMH Learning Institute wins excellence award

    The SickKids CCMH Learning Institute team was the recipient of a SickKids Learning Institute Award of Excellence earlier this month. [...] Read More

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