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Children & Youth: Programs and Services

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The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) offers support to families where any mental illness is an issue by providing education, resources and coping strategies. 

Contact Information: 

Address: 268 Royal York Rd, Second Fl Etobicoke, ON M8V 2V9

Tel: 416-207-5032 ex.29

Programs Available:

Famekids And Fameyouth - Etobicoke And North York Toronto A specialized 10-week educational group program for children aged 7-12 who have a family member with mental illness. It educates and equips kids with coping skills through artwork, discussion, and games in a safe environment. The program is delivered throughout the year in various locations across Toronto and Peel. One-on-one support is also available for children. Telephone support offered. Youth support offered for ages 13-17.


ROCK is an accredited, multi-service organization providing services to children and youth from birth to 17 years of age and their families. ROCK aims to improve the lives and relationships of families with children who are having social, emotional and behavioural concerns. At ROCK, we function on a multidisciplinary team basis that may include persons trained in psychology, social work, therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education, early childhood education, family and individual therapy, and child and youth therapy.

Contact Information:

471 Pearl Street

Burlington, ON L7R 4M4

Phone: 905-634-2347

Fax: 905-681-7477


Walk-In Clinic:

Provide quick access to therapeutic intervention. They enable family members to see trained therapists at their chosen moments of need. The entire family or individual family members may come to the clinic without an appointment during walk-in clinic hours. Families with children from birth to 17 years of age. Youth 12 years and older can come on their own and/or with support people.

Walk-In clinics are offered at five locations: 

Georgetown - 318 Guelph Street East, Unit 9

Milton - 400 Bronte St.S., Suite 101

Acton - 415 Queen St.E.

Oakville - 504 Iroquois Shore Rd., Unit 12A

Burlington - 471 Pearl St.

Clinic Hours: Wednesdays 12 – 8 p.m. | Last session at 6:30 p.m.


Behavioural Consultation and Intervention:

Consultation and intervention are available to both parents and child care staff when there is concern regarding the child's social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Trained consultants work in the home and child care centres helping parents and caregivers understand the social, emotional and developmental needs of children. 


Group Therapy

Therapists work with groups of children or caregivers with similar needs to help them deal with specific challenges (eg. anxiety).


Intergenerational Trauma Treatment

This program is for caregivers and families of children who have experienced trauma and is designed to help caregivers understand, cope with, and resolve the impact of trauma on their child and family.


Parent Infant/Child Assessment and Therapy

This is a therapeutic service for families who are experiencing, or at risk for, serious difficulties. The goal is to build and support early parent/child relationships to restore the flow of normal growth. 


Individual/Family Therapy

The therapist works with the family to help deal with problems affecting them and their child. Family Therapy helps families, or individuals within a family understand and improve the way family members interact with each other. 


Parent-Child Anxiety Group (8-12 years)

Children learn to identify and cope with anxiety, worries and fears. Parents learn how to best support their child. Screening is required


Intensive Child and Family Services

This intensive child and family service is an in-home and/or in-community counselling and support program for children, youth and their families where there is a risk of family breakdown, harm, or loss of school placement.

where-to-start-logo.png is the access point for free and confidential mental health services for children, youth and families who live in Peel Region. When you call us, we will listen to your concerns and help connect you with the most appropriate mental health program or service for you. 


Contact Information:

Telephone: 905-451-4655 


Programs Available: is a partnership of Associated Youth Services of Peel, Nexus Youth Services, Peel Children’s Centre, Rapport Youth and Family Services, and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics at Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System.


Peel Children's Centre offers many excellent treatment services for children, teenagers, and families who are having serious issues with relationships, feelings, or behaviour. We treat young people under the age of 18 who live in the Region of Peel in Ontario, Canada. The region we serve includes the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon and the City of Mississauga.

Contact Information:

Main Office: (905) 795-3500

8:30 a.m to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday

8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m., Friday


Main office for Peel Children's Centre at: 

85A Aventura Court

Mississauga, ON  L5T 2Y6

Programs Available:


Walk-In Counselling:

We offer single counselling sessions or a series of counselling sessions to help you. You can have counselling as a family or in groups. We are also part of a service called Tangerine Walk-In Counselling. Peel Children's Centre provides walk-in counselling at our Main Office on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (the last session begins at 6:00 pm).  Tangerine Walk-in Counselling is available at other locations in Peel Region on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Crisis Response:

If your child has a serious problem, our Crisis Response Service can help. When you call 416-410-8615, you will be connected to a specially trained mental health worker will talk to you about your problem to decide what needs to be done. Then, if needed, a specially trained mental health worker will come to visit you. The worker will come to your home or school, or wherever you are in the community.


Nexus Youth Services provides services for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 years who live in the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada. 

Contact Information:

Tel: 905-566-1883 

Located inside the Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West on the second floor.

Mondays to Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Fridays, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m

Programs Available:

Nexus Youth Centre is a drop-in centre where you can hang out, meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, find information and get help.


Counselling Services 

Our services are free and confidential. Call at 905-451-4655 today to learn more about why our Community Counselling program might be right for you.


ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children's Treatment Centre (CTC) – serving nearly 17,000 children with disabilities and their families each year.


Contact Information:

Telephone: 905-855-2690

Toll-Free: 1-877-374-6625

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Programs Available:

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fam comp.png is your first step to finding community-based services and supports for parents, youth and children in Waterloo Region. Family Compass offers the option to find information about general services for children and youth as well as specialized services that can help address developmental concerns. It also offers a link to resources designed for parents through the Parenting Now website.


Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports and collective wellness. With a head office located in the heart of the City of Kitchener, Carizon provides a full spectrum of services in more than 70 locations throughout the Region.


Contact Information:


Carizon Family and Community Services

400 Queen Street South

Kitchener, ON Canada, N2G 1W7

Tel: 519-743-6333

Fax: 519-743-3496













Programs Available:

Children’s Counselling

Most commonly, our professionally trained counsellors see children that are 3 1/2 years and older as this is the stage when children are verbal and can focus their attention for at least 30 minutes.


Tuesdays Walk-in Counselling for all ages:

Offering Walk-In Counselling services on a sliding scale basis to individuals of all ages at our 400 Queen St. South location. Walk-in at 400 Queen is on Tuesdays from 12 – 6 pm. These 90-minute sessions will help you address a wide range of issues.


Dynamic Girls:

Dynamic Girls is a group for girls in grades 7 and 8. The group focuses on improving social interaction, increasing self-esteem and improving mood. Each week will cover different topics and teach girls skills that will help them cope with difficult times, overcome obstacles, and develop healthy relationships with themselves and others while navigating the teen years.


KidsAbility™ is the recognized leader in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington for empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential.

Contact Information:

Tel: 519-886-8886  KidsAbility's Butterfly toll-free 1-888-372-2259

Phone lines are staffed Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm 

and on Fridays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Waterloo - General Services & Business Office

500 Hallmark Drive

Waterloo, ON  N2K 3P5


Kitchener - General Services

65 Hanson Ave.

First Floor 

Kitchener, ON  N2C 2H6


Cambridge Hub - General & Autism Services

887 Langs Dr.

Cambridge, ON  N3H 5K4


Guelph Hub - General & Autism Services

503 Imperial Rd. N., Unit 7

Guelph, ON  N1H 6T9

Click here for a list of Programs

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