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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, September 2020
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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.

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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    April 26, May 3, 10 and 17, 2021

    Offsetting the neurodevelopmental impacts of COVID-19 by building resilience now

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    April 27, 2021

    Understanding the neuroscience of trauma and resilience to best support Indigenous clients

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    April 28, 2021

    When grief gets more complicated

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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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  • 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

  • April 05 2021

    I don’t wanna talk about it: Working with hard-to-engage children and teens May 5

    Best-selling author and one of Canada’s foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will outline the factors that underlie resistance and present tools and techniques to engage children and adolescents in online and in-person therapy. [...] Read More

  • April 05 2021

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: An introduction to essential components (starts May 3)

    During this webinar, participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, the group and individual components and DBT skills from each of the four modules. [...] Read More

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