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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.

  • Jan. 12 and March 23, 2023

    Excellence in Mental Health Leadership

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  • Young child with head in knees sitting against a wall grief and bereavement
    Oct. 12, 26, Nov. 9, 23 and Dec. 7, 2022

    Children’s grief and bereavement certificate program

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  • watercolour silhouette of person with thoughts flowing cognitive behaviour therapy
    Nov. 4, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 2022, Jan. 13 and Feb. 3, 2023

    Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) level 2: Application to specific populations

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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

  • November 21 2022

    Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale 2022 – save 30%!

    Our Black Friday Cyber Monday sale is here! Register now with promo code BFCM2022 to save 30% off all upcoming courses. [...] Read More

  • September 22 2022

    Fall is here! Continue learning with us and don’t miss out on our sale

    Introducing our webinars for the fall season, ranging from creative and expressive arts therapy, emotion dysregulation in the family, supporting Indigenous clients and many more. [...] Read More

  • September 08 2022

    Back to school sale – save 20% on all programming!

    Now until September 30, 2022, use promo code B2SCHOOL20 to save 20% on all future programming. Don't miss out on this sale and continue learning with us! [...] Read More

  • August 11 2022

    Save money this summer and build your skills year-round

    Save on all of our programs, now until Aug. 19! [...] Read More

  • July 20 2022

    Take advantage of our summer savings

    Register between now and August 5 to get 20% of ANY of our courses! [...] Read More

  • June 29 2022

    Announcing new micro-credential leadership program

    SickKids CCMH Learning Institute has launched a new micro-credential program designed to address the specific challenges experienced by mental health leaders. [...] Read More

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