Kinark’s Providing Virtual Clinical Services

Sept. 8: Resources for Parents & Caregivers: Children and Youth Returning to School
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has prepared a Back-to-School Mental Health Kit. The kit includes resources and tips to help you and your family navigate these uncertain times.

View Mental Health Kit

A coalition of Ontario children’s hospitals advocates for the safe return of children and youth to school by emphasizing the importance of school reopening for broader child health, balanced against the potential and important risks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital makes return to school recommendations for kids with special needs saying  that a safe return to school is needed – and must be inclusive of all children, including those with disabilities, developmental and behavioral challenges and medical complexities


August 4, 2020 – The Ontario Government announces foundational family services to children and youth with autism and their families.
Kinark Autism Services offers children, youth and families a variety of foundational family services. These publicly funded services provide support for children and youth with autism, and also offer much needed complementary programs for siblings, parents and caregivers.

Visit the Kinark Autism Services’ website to learn more.



Kinark Childcare Centres
After more than 25 years of providing childcare in Georgina, Kinark has made the very difficult decision to close all our childcare programs.


Leadership for Child and Youth Mental Health
As part of the Ontario government’s Moving on Mental Health Strategy, we are proud that Kinark was chosen 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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Kinark Launches New Autism Services Website

Kinark has worked with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families for many years across southern and central Ontario. We are proud of our 20 year history of providing high quality, evidenced-based services to thousands of children and their families and offering respite camps for both children with ASD and family groups.

Kinark is now providing a new range of fee-for-service services for children, youth and families that are designed to meet your child’s unique needs and help them be successful. As part of our commitment to working with our clients and their families to help you make decisions about purchasing services that will meet your needs, we are offering free consultations for families.

Visit our Autism Services website for more information.


Putting Children and Youth First: Integrating Autism and Mental Health Services in Ontario

Research indicates that children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have significantly higher rates of mental health issues than kids in the general population. The prevalence of mental health disorders in young people with autism is more than four times higher than in their non-ASD peers.

Learn more in our new Policy Paper.