May 18, 2017 – UPDATE: Kinark’s Aurora office remains closed; service delivery to continue at other Kinark offices.
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Kinark is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. Services are provided in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

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MCYS Announcement: New Ontario Autism Program

On May 18, 2017, Minister Coteau announced that Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children’s service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year. To read the press release on the Ministry’s website: click here.

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Leadership for Child and Youth Mental Health
As part of the Ontario government’s Moving on Mental Health Strategy, we are proud that the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has chosen Kinark as the Lead Agency for child and youth mental health in the service areas of York, Durham and Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough. We are committed to supporting child and youth mental health and collaborating with our community partners to strengthen the sector in order to improve outcomes for children and families.

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Strengthening Children’s Mental Health Residential Treatment through Evidence and Experience

“We have an obligation within the sector to dedicate our specialized resources and expertise to children, youth and families who need it the most – those with complex mental health needs who require a more intensive response.”

– Laurel L. Johnson, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical Director of Kinark’s Child and Youth Mental Health Services

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