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January 2020
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Dear Readers,
This newsletter features progress on integrated youth services in Manitoba. As 2020 begins, we remind you that applications for the Dr. Samarthji Lal Award are due by January 23rd and that registration is now open for the Frayme Learning Institute in February. In addition, we highlight two events from recent months: the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care and the International Association for Youth Mental Health’s conference in Brisbane.

Happy New Year!
Graham Boeckh Foundation
In this issue:
Province of Manitoba Funds IYS at NorWest Youth Hub
Reminder: Applications are due soon for the Dr. Samarthji Lal Award
Register Now for the Frayme Learning Institute
GBF Co-Hosts TransForm Conference
IAYMH Strengthens International Connections for Youth Mental Health
Province of Manitoba Funds IYS at NorWest Youth Hub
The Government of Manitoba has taken its first step in supporting integrated youth services. It pledged $823 000 to support IYS through Norwest Youth Hub in Winnipeg. The hub provides psychotherapy, physician appointments, tutoring, cultural events, and other programs with support from philanthropy. The additional funding will increase the number of youth served by NorWest Youth Hub by 25%. Health Minister Cameron Friesen has indicated that the province would like to invest in more sites like NorWest so that youth everywhere in Manitoba can access mental health services in their own communities.
Reminder: Applications for the Dr. Samarthji Lal Award are due Thursday, January 23rd
GBF is accepting nominations for the 2020 Dr. Samarthji Lal Award until January 23rd. The award recognizes a researcher working in a Canadian institution in the field of mental health who is making an outstanding contribution to the field and demonstrates both scientific excellence and creative thinking. 

Each candidate must be nominated by a colleague or mentor who is familiar with their work. The main submission requirements are a curriculum vitae, two letters of support and a brief description of how the candidate is making an outstanding contribution to mental health research.

Award amount: $25 000 (CAD)
Deadline for nominations: January 23, 2020
More information

Please send your application materials in pdf or word format to
Register Now for the Frayme Learning Institute
Registration is now open for Everything You(th) Need: Redefining Youth Care hosted by Frayme, the pan-Canadian and international network for knowledge exchange for integrated youth services. The interactive workshop, run by youth and family members, will address system transformation issues and will feature inspiring speakers and panels of IYS experts. This unique learning opportunity takes place in Toronto, February 26-27, 2020.

In addition, Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario will partner with Frayme to hold a workshop on February 25th, offering training in Single Session Brief Therapy to service providers. Register here to participate.
GBF Co-Hosts TransForm’s 3rd International Conference: Building Stronger Communities through Integrated Community Care
Worldwide, integrated community care is seen as key to effective health and social services. The Transnational Forum on Integrated and Community Care (TransForm) is bringing policymakers, providers, and other partners together for four conferences exploring design and implementation of integrated community care. Transform is a partnership between GBF and several large European foundations including Compagnia di San Paolo (IT), La Caixa Foundation (ES), Fondation de France (FR), the King Baudouin Foundation (BE), Robert Bosch Stiftung (DE), the International Foundation for Integrated Care, and the Network of European Foundations.

"Building Stronger Communities through Integrated Community Care", TransForm’s third conference, took place in Vancouver in October, 2019. The Graham Boeckh Foundation, the Conconi Family Foundation and the St Paul’s Foundation co-hosted the event. Participants went on site visits to two Foundry locations as well as organizations serving Indigenous and immigrant communities. The conference had a particular focus on Indigenous communities and youth. Case studies, a synthesis report and video are available here.

The final TransForm conference will be in held Brussels in March, 2020.
IAYMH Strengthens International Connections for Youth Mental Health

The 2019 International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) conference showcased global momentum for integrated youth services. More than 600 delegates from 41 countries shared research, best practices and challenges in youth mental health innovation. Topics included everything from peer support to validating outcome measurements. The Canadian delegation was the second largest behind the host country, Australia. Some of GBF's staff participated along with several Canadian youth we sponsored in support of the conference’s emphasis on the voices of young people.

This year’s gathering took place in Brisbane on October 26th-28th. Find more materials on the IAYMH conference here.
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