Annual Report 2018/19

Working for children, youth and families in changing times

Board Chair, Gregory Glenn and
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cathy Paul

Kinark has accomplished a lot over the last five years towards the goals in our 2014-2019 strategic plan.

Since 2014, we have focused on continuously improving everything we do—from our clinical programs and services to the way we support our employees to our business practices and technological solutions—so we can do our best to serve kids and families with the most complex needs.

Clients and families tell us we’re on the right track

As we embark on a new three-year strategic plan, it is important to reflect on all that the Kinark team has accomplished, and on how our clients and their families feel about the services we provide. The results of our 2018/19 client experience surveys suggest that we’re on the right track.

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Year in Review

With key components of an initiative to transform Kinark’s mental health services nearing completion, Kinark’s Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Program continued to build its capacity to provide high quality…

In response to the changing profile of youth admitted to Kinark’s Forensic Mental Health and Youth Justice Program, the Syl Apps Youth Centre (SAYC) team focused on consolidating its inter-professional approach…

As one of the largest publicly-funded regional providers of services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Kinark Child and Family Services has provided behavioural services to thousands of children…

Access to accurate and timely information is crucial to the delivery of the high-quality services provided by Kinark and its partner providers. But, when every organization has different systems that don’t ‘talk’…

As the Lead Agency for mental health services offered in Durham, York and Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough, Kinark Child and Family Services made significant investments in staff training last year…

Following the completion of seven residential treatment* assessments using the agency’s new Scoring Tool for Assessing Residential Treatment (START), the project team completed the analysis of the results…

Consistent with Kinark’s five-year digital transformation strategy, we continued to upgrade our systems last year to streamline operations and enhance the overall employee experience. This work involved…

As a human service organization, Kinark’s ability to attract and retain the best people in the business is mission critical. “We know that we’re struggling a bit in this regard and we’re not alone,” says Chief Administrative Officer…

As a provider of both mental health and autism services, Kinark, like other service providers, has become increasingly aware of the large number of children and youth diagnosed with both kinds of disorders.

By the Numbers

About Kinark

At Kinark, our goal is to help children, youth and families manage the challenges they face today and equip them with the skills they will need to realize a brighter future.

We strive to be the best treatment provider for children and youth with complex needs. We take pride in the services we provide which are based on research and delivered with compassion. We know that with the right help and support, children and youth can achieve better life outcomes.