Implementing an Evaluation Framework
and Database to Identify and Evaluate
Youth Mental Health Apps in Canada

RBC is exploring the implementation of a Canadian database to help youth, service providers, family members, researchers and other key stakeholders identify and evaluate youth mental health apps, based on frameworks already in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. This work builds on previous efforts by RBC in partnership with the Homewood Research Institute, which resulted in the creation of a framework that a) identifies critical issues that must be addressed in designing and evaluating mental health apps and b) outlines criteria and protocols for rigorously evaluating these issues to generate the evidence needed by those looking for credible apps. Wisdom2Action is leading the engagement process on behalf of RBC to help guide the implementation of a Canadian database and framework for youth mental health apps.

In the coming weeks, opportunities will be made available and posted through this webpage for young people, families, service providers and other key stakeholders to share their perspective on the implementation of such a database in Canada.

Wisdom2Action is currently recruiting young people to join a youth advisory committee (YAC). The YAC will work with the Wisdom2Action team and RBC, alongside a broader steering committee comprised of system leaders and key experts in youth mental health, to help guide and inform this initiative.

Youth Advisory Committee

If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to join the Youth Advisory Committee:

  • You are between the ages of 15 and 29
  • You currently or primarily reside in Canada
  • You have experience (personal lived experience or work experience) in youth mental health
(The application closes on November 11th at 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time.)

If you have any questions about this project, or would like more information, please contact project lead: