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 June 28, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) announced further details of an investment of $200 million over the next four years in addition to the previous investment of $333 million on March 29, 2016 to improve and expand autism services to better support children and youth with autism and their families.

On April 5, 2017, Minister Michael Coteau, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, released a letter to parents, families and caregivers about the new Ontario Autism Program. You can read the letter on the Ministry’s website at the following link: 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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