The Ontario Minister of Health Supports The Kids Come First Health Team!

4 October 2021

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COVID-19 Responses Of Kids Come First Partners And Members

19 August 2021

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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 – Fall 2020

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

Newsletter – July 2020

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Newsletter of July 2020: Kids-Come-First-July-2020_ENG (English version PDF) Kids-Come-First-July-2020—FR (French version PDF)    

Christie Kopczyk’s story

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  “Some days I feel like I am his case coordinator, instead of his mom,” says Christie Kopczyk of her 14-year-old son Troy. “As a parent, you have to learn about all of the care you can get for your son to give him his best opportunity to thrive.” Before birth, Troy was diagnosed with […]

Katherine Stevens’ story

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Katherine Stevens, a Grade 11 student at Colonel By High School in Ottawa, has become engaged in improving health care for young people. “I would like to see better communications between everyone involved in my care,” she says. After surgeries in 2016 and 2017 to treat hip dysplasia, along with frequent visits to the CHEO’s […]