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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. 


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


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.


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


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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    January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, 2022

    Certificate in trauma counselling for mental health professionals: Level 2

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  • human head with blocks showing therapist shifting blocks for adult attachment
    January 13, 14, February 10 and 11, 2022

    Certificate in attachment-focused adult psychotherapy: Advanced course

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  • stone sculpture of a person with a flower growing out of head for trauma recovery
    January 18 and 25, 2022

    Trauma recovery: Processing guilt and shame

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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

  • December 17 2021

    Our 2022 webinar lineup continues to grow daily!

    We are pleased to introduce some exciting new programs and facilitators to our calendar lineup. [...] Read More

  • December 10 2021

    January is closer than it seems – reserve your spot now for 2022!

    Don't let the hustle and bustle of the year end cause you to miss out on these mental health training and education opportunities coming up in January – register now! [...] Read More

  • December 03 2021

    Learn how to optimize outcomes in a clinical setting by measuring outcomes

    Gain guidance into the process of implementing the multiple steps of measurement-based care in a community setting [...] Read More

  • December 02 2021

    Learn strategies to support youth who are impacted by COVID-19

    Join Dr. Marshall Korenblum as he presents how youth and their families have experienced both loss and opportunity during the pandemic. [...] Read More

  • November 05 2021

    Registration is now open for our January 2022 programming

    Register for our January courses before November 30 and enjoy an early bird 20% discount* on your registration fees! (Some conditions apply) [...] Read More

  • October 20 2021

    Professional development for you and your organization

    Our customized training program uses an interactive, online learning environment to deliver tailored, need-specific training for larger groups. [...] Read More

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