Federal Health Minister Philpott pays a visit to Foundry and the Inner City Youth team

Jun 29, 2017 | News

Members of Foundry and the Inner City Youth team at Providence Health Care's Granville Youth Health Centre were thrilled to welcome Federal Health Minister Dr. Jane Philpott to the Centre earlier this month.

Dr. Philpott chatted with members of the team to talk about the integrated care model, which creates a “one-stop-shop” for young people to get access to the services they need. During her tour and visit, she also met with members of ICY’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to discuss their experience with the program and their involvement with committee.

“We were grateful for the Minister’s visit, as it recognizes the needs of Canadian young people facing mental-health and substance-use issues along with the work we are doing,” said Dr. Steve Mathias, executive director of Foundry. “We welcomed the chance to share with her the integrated care approach through the ICY program and the Foundry model that we believe makes it easier for young people to get care and support.”

One young person who participated in research on ICY’s Take Home Naloxone program presented Dr. Philpott with a copy of the Wakes you Up book that was created by young people for young people about THN.

The book can be viewed online here

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