Integrated Youth Services (IYS) is a pan-Canadian movement to build youth-focused mental health, substance use, and related services that aim to provide the right care at the right time, by the right provider for young people aged 12-25 in Canada. The rapidly growing suite of IYS projects constitutes the largest and most ambitious movement currently underway to reform mental health services across the country.
SRDC has been engaged by the Bell-Graham Boeckh Foundation Partnership to synthesize what is currently known about IYS in Canada regarding current reach, implementation processes, and impact. The resulting report, which will include an overview document, will establish a baseline of the current state of IYS development in Canada and identify gaps in the evidence.
Collecting and documenting learnings and best practices will help to increase awareness of the evidence for IYS and support future efforts to improve the quality and scale of this model of care, thus enhancing impact.
Published: July 2022
Capability: Strategic Program Review
Policy Area: Health - Mental Health