Welcome to Wellstream

The Canadian Centre for Innovation in Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use

We are dedicated to generating innovative solutions to strengthening mental health and reducing substance use harms for children, youth, and their communities.

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Wellstream in the World reflects our work dedicated to engaging young people and their communities in building knowledge about youth mental health and substance use.

Wellstream for Schools is dedicated to the mental health and substance use research and programming needs of the pan-Canadian K-12 school systems.


Wellstream X houses our initiatives centred on addressing research and programming gaps related to emergent health and social issues affecting mental health and substance use of children, youth and their communities across Canada and globally.

October 24, 2023 – CBC: On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko

Having more informed and non-judgmental family discussions about drugs may save children’s lives.

August 31, 2023 – CBC News

A significant gap in early intervention remains.

June 30, 2023 – Vancouver is Awesome

Outdated substance-abuse education has been found to rely on marketing and ideological approaches instead of evidence.

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