Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative


Local Action Teams

Local Action Teams (LATs) are a key component in the structure of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative. They provide the foundation for improving timely access to support and services for local children, youth and families experiencing mental health and substance use challenges.

Teams are comprised of a diverse cross-section of mental health and substance-use service providers, stakeholders, and youth and families from the local community.

How it works

Each Local Action team commits to tackling one or two key objectives within a particular timeframe to address system barriers in their community. A Collaborative Coach supports the team to help them successfully achieve their goals and measure their outcomes.

Click the link below to see details of who’s involved in your community, their improvement objectives, and how they’re planning to measure success.


Polypharmacy Initiative


Abbotsford family physicians hand residential care teams have been engaged in Polypharmacy Risk Reduction and have been provided with tools and resources to support meaningful medication reviews within the context of the GPSC Residential Care Initiative.

Abbotsford has Polypharmacy Risk Reduction physician mentors who are skilled in mentoring their physician colleagues in meaningful medication reviews in residential care. 


Transitions in Care Initiative

Transitions Abbotsford

There are no projects currently in this area.


Partners in Care Initiative


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Develop alternatives to a PAP clinic and determine ways to educate the South Asian population about the risks of not having regular PAP tests.