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Caring Ensuring all Canadian Youth have timely access to affordable mental health and addiction programs with world-class outcomes. for Life Our current system is When children wait too long for treatment there is a profound impact on families, the broader health care system, hospitals and schools. not meeting the needs of our youth Our Help us take action today mental health are getting worse not better and addiction cases DONATE SCROLL TO SEE MORE

About New Start Foundation

The New Start Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health is a national charity who is committed to funding evidence-based treatment with measurable outcomes and clinical capacity building initiatives for the treatment of addictions and complex mental illnesses in youth and adults across Canada.
We envision a world where all Canadians can receive equitable and effective mental health and addiction treatment in a timely manner.

Learn more about our vision and what we are doing to make this a reality.


Youth are waiting for intensive treatment today in Ontario


Of youth who experience mental illness or SUD do not receive specialized treatment


Years wait for appropriate treatment


Increase in hospital emergency room visits and in-patient hospitalizations since 2008/2009


Increase in demand for care since April 2020

Your support will ensure that every Canadian has timely access to affordable mental health and addiction programs with world-class outcomes.

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New Start Healthy Minds Teen Program

New Start Healthy Minds Comprehensive Teen Program is an online therapeutic program designed to help teens struggling with mental health concerns including (but not limited to) depression and anxiety. This virtual program provides a supportive and structured treatment experience that is tailored to help youth make meaningful changes to their life and wellbeing. 


Help us achieve our goal to put 500 kids through treatment today

The eight-week online program, followed by up to six months of aftercare, combines individual and group support. The intensive program also includes parent/caregiver workshops which are based on Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). With support from a few generous donors, New Start Foundation was able to launch the first cohort October 2020. 

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