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Monitoring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response on Mental Health and Well-Being of Children, Young People and their Families in Ontario (ON:PATH)

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To examine the longitudinal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response on child and youth mental health trajectories and access to care among children, youth and their caregivers in Ontario.


A longitudinal study of a representative sample of 1,200 children and youth aged 4-17 years and their primary caregiver, assessed at 5 distinct points throughout various phases of the pandemic in Ontario


This study will serve as a foundation for comprehensive, integrative knowledge-translation efforts that support evidence-informed policymaking by engaging policymakers, stakeholders, researchers, and citizens.