Frayme Learning Institute 2022

Frayme Learning Institute 2022

The Path to an Exemplary Youth Mental Health System

February 23-24, 2022   |   #Frayme2022

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Thank you for attending our 2022 event!

Registration and exhibitor booth opportunities are now closed for #Frayme2022. Thank you for joining us!


What’s the theme this year?

What does your ideal Canadian youth mental health and substance use system look like? What types of services does it include? How are youth and caregivers engaged? How does research, practice and lived expertise come together to inform service provision?

This year, we’re asking you to ideate so that we can carve out a path to a better system that meets the needs of our youth, families, advocates, service providers and all others involved in the YMHSU sector. Through this theme, we will be showcasing services and programs that model excellence in engagement, are evidence-based and most importantly, place equity and accessibility at the forefront of design. We will also be using this theme to come together and brainstorm ways our system and all those working within it can learn from each other, share resources and step out of duplication and into collaboration. #Frayme2022 will provide an opportunity for Frayme’s network of 400+ organizations to come together in the spirit of radical system transformation - if we can dream it, we can achieve it.




How will it take place?

The 2022 Frayme Learning Institute will be delivered once again as a virtual event so that attendance is not limited by geographic or accessibility factors. Your experience at #Frayme2022 will be fueled by engaging and thought-provoking activities including workshops, plenaries and networking sessions regardless of how you choose to attend.

Who’s this event for?

We’re always looking to make more friends at Frayme so anyone is welcome, however, the event will be most relevant to organizations/individuals that play a role in the delivery of YMHSU systems and services including:

Youth and Caregiver advocates
Service providers
System change-makers
Operational leaders
Researchers and academics

Call For Abstracts

Types of submissions

Three types of programming will be offered at the 2022 Learning Institute - virtual symposiums,
virtual workshops and virtual poster presentations.

Virtual symposiums (approximately 20 minutes in length per presentation + 10 minutes for
Symposiums will feature presentations by one or more speakers that are didactic in nature, focusing on sharing lessons learned, key takeaways or specific learnings from a project, collaboration or initiative in the youth mental health and substance use space. Space will be reserved after each presentation for questions and comments from participants.

Virtual workshops (approximately 25-30 minutes in length per workshop): Virtual workshops will facilitate an interactive space for conversations, questions, and dialogue through audience involvement. If you’re looking for feedback on your project, and seek to engage participants as co-presenters, or are hoping to stir up bold new ideas, then this option is for you.

Virtual poster presentations: Virtual poster presentations will showcase your project through a digital poster format with mechanisms that will allow participants to interact with authors and ask questions.

Eligibility criteria for submissions

All submissions to the 2022 Learning Institute will be delivered virtually. Please check the list
below to ensure your submission fits the all required criteria:

  • Each workshop and symposium submission must be no longer than 30 minutes in length and (for symposiums) include time for questions and comments from the audience.
  • Submissions must relate to youth mental health and/or substance use and addictions services, supports and/or programs operating in Canada. Content around international youth mental health and/or substance use and addictions services, supports and/or programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Workshop and symposium submissions must include the input and expertise of either youth and/or caregivers either in the delivery of the workshop/symposia itself or in the work of the project being highlighted within the workshop/symposia.
  • Selections will be based on the following criteria:
    • relevance to the event objectives, content streams and Frayme’s mandate;
    • clarity and coherence of the submission;
    • utility to potential participants;
    • consideration to meaningful youth and caregiver engagement;
    • (for workshops) presence of interactive components;
    • consideration to equity, accessibility, inclusivity and diversity of the project/work.
  • Submissions are due to by midnight Eastern Time on November 30, 2021. Applicants will be notified within a month whether their submission has been accepted.

Support for submissions

Need help drafting your submission? Frayme is committed to ensuring equity and accessibility within all of our work. As such, we will be offering a workshop to develop capacity and provide helpful tips and tricks on submitting a project or drafting an abstract for conferences to ensure that all of our stakeholders have the support they need in this process. Please subscribe to our mailing to stay up-to-date on when this workshop will take place.

The call for abstracts is now closed. Please contact us if you have any questions

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Still curious about the Learning Institute?

Check out this page to learn and see what went down last year at the #Frayme2021 Learning Institute to get a taste of what to expect.

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