Community invited to Youth Hub opening
Published Jan. 28, 2020
The Haliburton County Youth Hub is holding its official opening ceremony.
The youth hub is one of the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario initiatives, which brings together services for young people in one space, such as mental and addictions support, primary care (sexual health), vocational, housing and other support services.
The youth hub is a project that was guided by Haliburton County’s young people.
“Co-creating with the youth in our community has been and will continue to be a pivotal component to the success of the Haliburton County Youth Hub,” Marg Cox, executive director of Point in Time, said in a press release. “Youth have been involved in writing the proposal, governance, choosing the space, the wall colors, outreaching to the community and their peers, and co-designing service pathways and programming options to ensure that this is truly a place that they have ownership of; that is relevant, welcoming and meeting their needs. Fostering a sense of belonging and community is especially important in a region as rural as ours. It has definitely taken more than a village to make this a reality.”
The Haliburton County Youth Hub was possible through funding from Ontario’s Ministry of Health, the CAMH Foundation, Haliburton County Development Corporation, Employment and Social Development Canada, the Government of Canada and private donations.
“In the midst of health transformation across the province, the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario is a shining example of what is possible when a community and committed service providers join together to create truly responsive service delivery models,” Carolyn Plummer, CEO of Haliburton Highlands Health Services, says. “The learnings and partnerships from this project are informing our ongoing work with Haliburton Highland Ontario Health Team – right place, right provider, right time – and engagement with those people using the services is the right approach for all that we do as service providers.”
The community is invited to celebrate the official grand opening. Due to capacity limitations at the hub, official proceedings will be held at the Haliburton Legion, 719 Mountain Street at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, with tours of the hub available before and after. Community members planning to attend are asked to RSVP to email@example.com 705-457-5345 x338.