We want to acknowledge the hard work of Dr. Laura Mills and her research team to compile the data and develop this report. Toronto, ON - Pine River CEO Vaughan Dowie appeared on CBC Metro Morning to discuss the lack of long-term residential treatment beds in Canada. Our partners, St. Michael's Hospital, Ryerson University, and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, also made contributions to the balanced and wide-ranging discussions that included doctors, community workers, and a youth panel on “Youth Experiences.”. The Honorable Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon, and OTF Board Chair, Tim Jackson, were there to learn how the infrastructure and equipment grant will provide important outdoor physical activities for youth as they rebuild their lives at PRI. In December 2018, Pine River Institute CEO Vaughan Dowie and Clinical Director Victoria Creighton attended the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health to discuss the impacts of methamphetamine use in Canada. We want to acknowledge the hard work of Dr. Laura Mills and her research team to compile the data and develop this report. Our campus is situated on 200 acres in the Niagara Escarpment near Shelburne, Ontario . “The Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant provides our youth with much needed outdoor activities we know have a positive impact on mental and physiological health,” said Vaughan Dowie, CEO of PRI. Human service programs have been struggling to demonstrate this concept. The donation will fund bursaries to eliminate the financial barrier to care, which can be a significant obstacle for families seeking treatment for an adolescent child. You can listen to the entire hearing online here and access the entire transcript here. This is a Governor in Council appointment for a minimum three-year period. Learn more about the Council on Accreditation here. - - David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, From Left: RCMP Officer Brenda Whitteron, John Fallis, David Tilson, MP, The Toronto office for Pine River Institute & Pine River Foundation has moved. It was made possible after PRI was named the recipient of a $21,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). There is no set length of stay (the average is 12-14 months), and each family’s needs are unique. The new RDP designation is bestowed upon NATSAP-member programs that have demonstrated data-driven outcomes. 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Landmark gift is the largest to-date to Canada’s leading long-term residential treatment centre for adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Our program encompasses four seamless phases that support a youth’s and family’s gradual development, allowing time to learn, practice and mature. Gwekwaadziwin Miikan opened the doors of its new land-based youth addiction and mental health facility in Little Current, Manitoulin Island on May 25. That is why we worked with our colleagues at McMaster to undertake this project using their own methodologies and approaches. The Medallion, designed to represent Canada’s 150th anniversary, is one small way we can express our deep appreciation and gratitude for the positive impact the recipients have had on the community, as they embody the cherished Canadian values we celebrate this year. The social impact of not investing in our program, the report suggests, is far reaching: ...failure to intervene and treat psychological issues, including substance use, in early life has long-term economic and societal consequences in the following domains... healthcare, justice, and generated tax revenue from parent/ guardian and youth income. The Federal Government will table legislation today to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. We are also appreciative of the guidance provided by the Pine River Institute Board of Director's Research Advisory Committee chaired by Dr. Mark Greenberg. A society with the knowledge, will, and compassion to help struggling adolescents and their families who are in need of effective treatment. Melvin John Nefstead, Jr., 82, of Baxter, Minnesota, tran-sitioned to his heavenly home November 18, 2020, following a brief hospitalization at Lake-wood Health System to … A residential treatment program for youth 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often concurrent mental health issues. We can't afford NOT to invest in residential treatment for our young people and their families. We are a family-centered program comprised of 4 phases: Wilderness (Outdoor Leadership Experience), Residential, Transition, and Aftercare. Ontario families in crisis have limited options. Our students progress through the phases as they are ready. September 14, 2017 – Orangeville, ONJohn Fallis was recognized for his service to Pine River Institute. You can read his opinion piece in the Toronto Star here: Not enough is being planned to protect youth from effects of marijuana. Pine River Institute is pleased to announce that we have been awarded $400K from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) to replace the septic system at our campus. Social return on investment studies are still an emerging field for non-profit organizations. Because, every young person deserves the chance to build a healthy and productive life,” said Gary Slaight. PRI first received accreditation in 2009, and reaccreditation in 2013 from COA. Pine River Institute and Foundation Head Office 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1410, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8 Foundation Charitable Registration #834506057RR0001 You can read it here: Ontario must do right thing with cannabis revenues. We are equally committed to sharing these lessons with others. If you need a replacement copy of a death record or are researching ancestry, funeral homes and cemeteries near Pine River can be a good source of information. In most cases, you can view copies of Pine River Death and Burial Record Locations and research family history research or where to research an ancestor's death by utilizing our replacement death certificates locator. by Laura Mills, The Effects of Cannabis Use During Adolescence by Amy Porath, CCSA, McCain Centre Youth Engagement Initiative: Adapting Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines to be Youth-Friendly by Jackie Relihan and Jessica Rong, Understanding Youth Perceptions on Cannabis by Katie Fleming, CCSA, Federal Government: Cannabis EducationOntario Preparing for Federal Cannabis LegalizationBill 174, Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, New developments in cannabis regulation:Recreational Cannabis — Minimizing the Health Risks from Legalization.