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Ottawa — A new system capacity report from the Francophone working group of the Kids Come First Health Team assesses access to French-language health services in the Champlain region and finds a resounding need to improve, facilitate and centralize access to care, with a priority focus on service for mental health and addictions, and medically […]

In 2016, hundreds of children, youth, families and providers in the Champlain LHIN came together to produce the THRIVE report, Canada’s first-ever pediatric health services capacity plan. Nearly 50% of Ontario’s Francophone children and youth live in the Champlain region.  To supplement the regional THRIVE plan, the Kids Come First Health Team made it a […]

The Kids Come First Health Team recently hosted a Town Hall to share guidance and information for our partners, as we all work to respond to this latest wave of COVID-19/Omicron. Some of the key topics covered include:  workforce preservation efforts  work self-isolation practices  infection prevention and control measures  testing and much more! Listen to […]

Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, we have seen tremendous efforts across all sectors of the health-care system. Understanding that kids have been bearing the brunt of this pandemic, the Kids Come First Health Team has been innovating to respond to the needs of children, youth, their families, and providers. Together we have: Offered specialized […]

Did you receive your first COVID-19 vaccine at CHEO? Here is what you can expect for your second dose: The Kids Come First Health Team will be holding vaccination clinics at CHEO for individuals who received their first dose at CHEO.  These clinics continue to be offered based on the criteria established by Provincial guidelines […]

Ottawa —  With safety top of mind, the Kids Come First Health Team has come together for some of the region’s most vulnerable children and youth — those who are, or at risk of, experiencing maltreatment, such as abuse or neglect — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home may not always be a safe place, but it is the only place […]

Ottawa—June 7, 2021 — Children from 12 to 17 years old in the Ottawa region are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine through the provincial booking portal. Members of the Kids Come First Health Team, including Ottawa Public Health (OPH), CHEO, community pediatricians, Roger Neilson House, parent and youth partners, and family physicians are working together to […]

Ottawa, ON — Today, the RBC Foundation presented $1.5 million to CHEO for the Kids Come First Health Team to improve access to youth mental health care in our community. This donation will support, a new initiative that will help Kids Come First create a single point of entry to Eastern Ontario’s system of […]

Newsletter of fall 2020: Kids-Come-First-Fall-2020_ENG (English version PDF) Kids-Come-First—Autumne-2020_FRE (French version PDF)