The Improving Integrated Care for Youth Initiative (IICY)

Build. Learn. Share. Sustain. 


HSO is excited to launch the Improving Integrated Care for Youth Initiative, in partnership with:


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This was made possible thanks to the financial support of Health Canada and Frayme. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.  

The IICY Learning Collaborative

Health Standards Organization (HSO) is excited to announce that we have partnered with Health Canada and Frayme to launch the Improving Integrated Care for Youth (IICY) Initiative. 

Working together, we will build HSO standards and implementation tools with people, communities and health systems across Canada that aim to simplify pathways to mental health and addiction services for youth and their families.  

What is the IICY Initiative?

IICY is a three-year pan-Canadian program, funded by Health Canada’s Health Care Policy Contribution Program and Frayme, that builds HSO standards and implementation tools aimed at improving the integration of youth mental health and addiction services. We are building these tools with youth, families, providers, community members and policy makers and testing these tools in real-life settings to learn how they drive and sustain change.  The IICY Initiative provides $90,000 in funding to up to six (6) integrated youth services networks in Canada (inclusive of youth, families, providers, community members and policy makers) to participate in national, virtual learning collaborative.   

The primary objectives of the IICY Learning Collaborative are: 

  • To build and test HSO standards and implementation tools that drive improvements in the design, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for youth mental health and addiction services with real people, in real settings 
  • To learn from integrated youth services networks from across Canada on how the HSO standards and implementation tools drive action and co-create change so that care pathways for mental health and addiction services are better connected, easier to navigate and meet youth and their families whenwhere and how they need it.  

An infographic describing the Improving Integrated Care for Youth Initiative by Health Standards Organization

The IICY Learning Collaborative 

Deadline for Applications was Friday, October 23rd at 4:00 pm EST. 


This initiative was made possible with support from the following:


childrens healthcare canada

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ccsainfoway-inforoutemental health commission


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