About Us | Mission, Vision and Values

Mission, Vision and Values

CYMHP Mission

We serve children, youth and their families with the most complex mental health needs by providing specialized evidence based treatment interventions, delivered by highly skilled clinicians.

CYMHP Vision

World class care, world class scholarship.

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McMaster Children's Hospital


McMaster Children's Hospital is the regional academic centre for pediatric acute care, rehabilitation, developmental and mental health services. We achieve our mission by:

  • Leading in the provision of the best and most compassionate care in the hospital and community for children, youth and their families and those with special developmental needs
  • Collaborating with community partners in the coordination of the care and education of families and communities
  • Advancing and sharing knowledge gained through research to improve health and health care
  • Providing education in the special knowledge and skills to meet the particular needs of children, youth and families
  • Advocating for the optimal health of all children and youth.


Advancing health and integrating care of children and youth through excellence, innovation and partnerships.


McMaster Children's Hospital is committed to the Hamilton Health Sciences core values of respect, caring, innovation and accountability. In fulfilling the unique mission of McMaster Children's Hospital and in pursuing our vision we are also committed to:

  • The inherent worth of all children and youth
  • Partnership with children youth and families in care and decision-making
  • The unique differences and needs of children, youth and families and the special qualities of those who provide their care.