Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks Initiative (IYS-Net)
Improving the delivery of youth mental health and substance use services in Canadian communities

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), and other partners (see below) have come together to develop the Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks (IYS-Net) initiative. IYS-Net is funding research and creating a Canada-wide network of provincial and territorial learning health systems for Integrated Youth Services (IYS).

IYS is transforming youth mental health and substance use services in communities across Canada and helping ensure that youth (typically in the range of 12-25 years old) have equitable access to the range of services they need, when they need them (including primary care, peer support, work and study supports, and other supports and services - see About for more).

IYS-Net is being developed in phases. Researchers supported by CIHR and partners are gathering input from youth, families/caregivers and experts throughout the evolution of the initiative to ensure communities, provinces, and territories are provided the support they need to help youth.


Transforming care for Canadian youth


The latest updates on IYS-Net


Individuals working to make IYS-Net a success


The dedicated partners developing IYS-Net


Multi-phased funding beginning with the most established networks and expanding to emerging networks across Canada


Learning health system networks guided by researchers, service providers, decision makers, and youth and their families/caregivers


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