The Cundill Centre is sharing our knowledge and expertise to improve care for children and youth with depression.

Learn from the Cundill Centre speaker series

Our speaker series consists of internal CAMH presentations as well as some offered externally. If you would like to be added to the email list to find out about upcoming speakers, contact

Past Speakers Series events

Check out our past Speakers Series on YouTube.

Amy Gajaria


Talking 'Bout Better Outcomes: Lessons learned from patients and families about an integrated care pathway for adolescent depression
Dr. Amy Gajaria


Victor Fornari


Mental health in clinically referred children and young people before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: The impact of school closures and re-openings
Dr. Kapil Sayal


Amy Gajaria


Let's Get Real: A review of two pragmatic clinical trials and the development of a collaborative care program for children, adolescents and maternal mental health
Dr. Victor Fornari


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Attend the Cundill Centre Conference and Events 

The Cundill Centre hosts conferences and other events that highlight innovative approaches, ongoing challenges, and policy directions to support youth experiencing depression. Our events are attended by psychiatrists, psychologists, family doctors, clinicians, policymakers, youth with lived experiences and their families, and others working in child and youth mental health.


Upcoming Events

Innovations in the Delivery of Interventions and Services for Youth Depression: From Community to Clinic
November 28, 2023 | 9 am - 12:30 pm
Registration information to follow | View the Conference Flyer

A virtual conference hosted by:

  • The Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression
  • Children & Young People Mental Health Services Research

Speakers include: 

  • Dr. Maria Loades
  • Prof. Lina Gega
  • Prof. Bernadka Dubicka
  • Dr. Darren Courtney
  • Dr. Suneeta Monga

Past Events 

Cundill Conference: Innovative Approaches to Youth Depression
December 1, 2022

This virtual conference covered topics that included d the CARIBOU Integrated Care Pathway, Brief Psychosocial Intervention, and interventions for caregivers of youth experiencing depression. Speakers discussed how they co-create services and products with youth. They also highlighted our clinical tools for primary care providers, clinicians and youth.

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Youth Suicide Prevention: Let’s Start the Conversation
November 18, 2020

A Facebook Live event for parents and family members, featuring a panel discussion and Q&A session among youth, family members and mental healthcare professionals.

Watch here.

New Directions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Depression: A #CundillatCAMH Conference

This conference blended talks from world experts, discussions, and hands-on workshops for participants on topics including evidence-based treatment for depression, detecting toxic trauma, family engagement and implementing guidelines into practice. Four young people shared spoken word poetry about their experiences. An artist attended the conference and drew key messages and conversations throughout the day.

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Transforming Policy and Practice Through Science Conference
November 17, 2018

The inaugural Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression conference — supported by the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health and the Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition — delivered new and exciting knowledge about child and youth mental health research and initiatives.

Learn more about the conference in this video.

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Cundill Newsletters 

Issue Three
Read about how our integrated care pathway for adolescents with depression is now the standard of care at CAMH and learn about our work implementing clinical practice guidelines with a family health team in this issue.

Issue Two

Read about the visit of the Cundill advisory board, get updates on our key research projects, and learn about some of the faces and global places of the centre.

Issue One
In this issue, read about the highlights of our second Cundill conference, the projects presented at the 44th annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, and our ongoing Cundill Centre Speaker Series.


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