YorkU announces establishment of DIVERT Mental Health platform

April 7, 2022
York University has announced the creation of the Digital Inclusive Virtual and Equitable Research Training in Mental Health (DIVERT Mental Health) platform. The DIVERT Mental Health program will focus on disrupting the status quo and helping those who are racialized, disabled, or from the LGBT2SQ+ community surpass the barriers they face in the mental healthcare system. The program will be supported by $2.55M in CIHR funding, $2.4M in resources from IBM, and over $500K from NGO partners. The platform will be led by YorkU’s Rebecca Pillai Riddell, and will draw on the expertise of principal investigators from Dalhousie University, the University of Alberta, the University of Toronto, and McGill University. YorkU (ON)