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1. Mission, Vision and Core Values

1.1. Mission: Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes

1.1.1. Vision: A healthy future for Ontario’s children and youth Core Values: Respect each client and family as unique, Instill hope, best practices, Work as a Team

2. Equity, Inclusion and Awareness of Cultural Diversity

2.1. Kinark promotes an inclusive and barrier free environment. We encourage and welcome clients from diverse backgrounds of ability, culture, race, religion, and those representing under - serviced populations.

3. Services and Programs for Children and Families

3.1. Community Mental Health:

3.1.1. Family Crisis/Intensive Services Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Families First, Crisis Services, Residential Treatment, Education/Day Treatment, Childcare, STRIVE (Supporting Teenagers in Readiness for Independence, Vocation and Education, Supervised Access Service, Therapeutic Family Care, 0-6 Programs, SNAP (Stop, Now and Plan) is a behaviour program for children aged 6 to 11, Positive Parenting Program

3.2. Autism Services

3.2.1. Central East Autism Program (CEAP)

3.2.2. School Support Program – Autism Spectrum Disorder (SSP-ASD)

3.2.3. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - based Services and Supports for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

3.2.4. Independent Review Mechanism for the Autism Intervention Program

3.3. Forensics and Youth Justice Services

3.3.1. Provides intensive treatment and support to youth in conflict with the law who have serious mental health issues.

4. Accessing Kinark Services

4.1. Central Intake is the front door for children, youth and families who may be struggling with a mental health issue.

4.1.1. Central Intake team is available by calling 1-888-454-6275. They can: answer your questions, guide you through the referral process or steer you to an agency or service in the community who can best help Central Intake is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4.2. After hours: If you are in crisis please contact Mental Health Hotline Ontario: 1-866-531-2600 or or visit the closest hospital.

4.3. Emergency If you require emergency services please visit your closest hospital or dial 911 on your telephone to reach Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

5. History of Kinark

5.1. Established in 1983

5.2. In 2000, Syl Apps Youth Centre was transferred to Kinark from the Ministry, and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) Autism services started at Kinark, making us a leading service organization in Ontario.

5.3. Kinark has over 800 employees and more than 160 volunteers,

5.3.1. Kinark serves over 9,900 children and youth each year

6. Mission: All children deserve the chance to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, for the one out of every five children and youth who struggles with mental health problems, this can be a challenge. The Kinark Foundation offers hope and help by supporting organizations that promote the mental health and well-being of children and youth