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

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) have come together to develop the Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks (IYS-Net) initiative. IYS-Net will work with partners and stakeholders across the country to fund research to help create 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 Overview for more).

IYS-Net will be developed in phases. CIHR and GBF are in the early stages of developing IYS-Net and will seek input from a broad range of stakeholders as this initiative is created and evolves to ensure IYS-Net provides communities, provinces, and territories the support they need to help youth. IYS-Net will also seek public and private partnerships in the form of financial and/or in-kind contributions.

IYS-Net aims to:



Learn about the initiative and why it matters


Get the latest IYS-Net news


Learn about the initiative’s proposed multi-phased approach


See the list of IYS-Net funding opportunities

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