Ottawa-Carleton, ON

HON Code of Conduct

We are pleased to abide by the HON (Health On the Net Foundation) Code of Conduct, whose principles are summarized here:


1. Authoritative: The content developers of this site are affiliated with government-funded, non-commercial entities.


Our website is an initiative of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).


Our CHEO team (alphabetically listed) includes the following:

  • Michael Cheng,, Co-Founder
  • Corrine Langill, Mental Health Literacy, Manager, CHEO 
  • Kathi Pajer, Head, Department of Psychiatry, CHEO 
  • Margaret Sampson, Head, Library Services, CHEO 

Our website is an initiative of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute. 


Our team (alphabetically listed) includes: 

  • Dr. Michael Cheng, Psychiatrist, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Simon Hatcher, Psychiatrist, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Alireza Jalali, eLearning Director, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Mireille St-Jean, Family Physician, University of Ottawa
  • Valerie Testa, Research Manager, University of Ottawa  

Information about mental health resources on this site are regularly reviewed by administrators who determine content to be published on the site based on a set of criteria listed here.


Mental health information sheets are developed in partnership with various organizations including the Mental Health Information Committee at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), members of the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, and the Ottawa Hospital. 


All mental health information sheets are reviewed by an editorial board that includes interdisciplinary input (e.g. psychiatry, psychology, child/youth care, social work, occupational therapy, pharmacy) and patient/family input. 


2. Complementarity: Information on this website should support, and not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.


3. Privacy: Privacy and confidentiality of personal data is respected, as per our Privacy Policy.


4. Attribution: Where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. The date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed (e.g. at the bottom of the page).


5. Justifiability: We do not make specific claims relating to benefits or performance.


6. Transparency: The designers of this Website seek to provide information in the clearest possible manner and we provide contact information for visitors that seek further information about our website. Visitors are able to contact us via our Contact Form.


7. Financial disclosure: Our funding sources have consisted of the following:

  • For website for the general public
    • The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, a publicly funded initiative of the Government of Ontario (2008-2013)
    • CHEO Psychiatry Associates, a group of child psychiatrists at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
  • For website
    • University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute (uOttawa BMRI) (2015 - Present)
    • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), thanks to the Daniel Glazier Award
    • Lundbeck Canada, through an unrestricted educational grant. In other words, all our content is developed independently without any influence from the funder. 

8. Advertising policy: We do not have advertising on our Website.


View our listing on the HON Code website


Page mise à jour le : Jan 6, 2017
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