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Research & Education

Research and education play an important role at our Centre, as we are committed to advancing best practices, contributing to knowledge and building capacity in children’s mental health.


These are exciting times for research collaborations between our clinical services, The Hospital for Sick Children and our community partners. We are undertaking a review of our research framework and priorities and we look forward to making an important contribution to the field of child and youth mental health.

We also provide education placements across clinical disciplines and within some of our administrative functions. We are proud to support young professionals in the development of their knowledge and preparation for their careers. Equally, we are grateful for the learning and creativity that they bring to our teams.

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Our research program has been revitalized by a renewed approach that will integrate research across clinical services, reflecting our commitment to better measurement of outcome and impact of our services. Through the work of the research team, we are expanding our capacity to generate important research and contribute to the evidence base in child and youth mental health. If you wish to collaborate with GH-CCMH on a research study or any other data collection initiative, please click below and provide us with more details of your project.


We have a long and dedicated history to the teaching and training of future health-care professionals. We offer many educational opportunities to a diverse and talented group of trainees and students who enrich the clinical environment for our staff and clients.    

We are affiliated with the University of Toronto and other leading universities and colleges in Ontario. Every year, over 100 learners come from multiple disciplines and serve clients and their families in all Centre programs, reaching children throughout Toronto and beyond. See our academic partners.

  • Meet our Research Scientist

    Dr. Gidugu is working to support the GH-CCMH’s clinical programs in measuring clinical outcomes and demonstrating the impact of the innovative and much-needed services provided by GH-CCMH.

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  • Current Research

    Research at The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health provides exciting opportunities for clients, caregivers, and staff to engage in the scientific process, directly impact current and future programming, and see themselves represented in how we understand child and youth mental health care.

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  • Educational Placements

    We are committed to education and capacity building in the child and youth mental health field by providing professional education services that supply high-quality clinical training and supervised placements to future children’s mental health professionals.  

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Research & Education News

  • August 04 2023

    New research reveals the impact of COVID-19 children and youth mental health services accessibility

    A study led by the Research, Evaluation and Innovation team of GH-CCMH found that we served more clients by introducing virtual care. [...] Read More

  • January 13 2022

    GH-CCMH invited to participate in multi-site CIHR-funded youth mental health study

    CARIBOU-2 explores a flexible, integrated care pathway for adolescents experiencing depression. [...] Read More

  • 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

  • September 13 2021

    Dr. Peter Szatmari joins the prestigious Royal Society of Canada

    SickKids CCMH Board Trustee Dr. Peter Szatmari has been recognized for his contributions to child and youth mental health. [...] 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

  • July 16 2021

    Researchers at York University and SickKids CCMH receive grant for research on model of brief assessment and intervention

    Researchers at York University and SickKids CCMH have received a prestigious grant for their proposed research on a model of brief assessment and intervention, including remote services. This will help address the backlog of families waiting for mental health services. [...] Read More