OCYI is grounded in the Framework to Promote the Healthy Development of Children and Youth, which illustrates that families, schools, neighbourhoods, community and governments all have a
role to play in enabling children and youth to achieve their optimal development.
In 2019, OCYI's Steering Committee adopted a strategic plan focused on social-emotional health and well-being.
Strategic Priority 1:
Increase awareness among stakeholders of the importance of social-emotional learning and well-being on the healthy development outcomes of children and youth.
Strategic Priority 2:
All neighbourhoods have access to a coordinated system of social emotional supports.
Strategic Priority 3:
Improve alignment of services to ensure equitable access to mental health supports across the City.