Kinark Child and Family Services



Kinark Child and Family Services


Zone 4: Central



About & Services


Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes



A healthy future for Ontario’s children and youth


Core Values

Hold children and youth at the centre of all we do — Respect each client as an individual and each family as unique

Challenge ourselves to be the best — Understand best practices and continually improve

Achieve more together — Commit to effective teams, partnerships and service systems

Instill hope — Support children, youth and families to see the possibility of a better future

Lead — Influence positive change


Forensics and Youth Justice Services

Kinark Child and Family Services provides intensive treatment and support to youth in conflict with the law who have serious mental health issues. In addition to the operation of the Syl Apps Youth Treatment Centre, Kinark runs intensive programs that treat youth at home and in the community. Prevention programs for children and youth in conflict with the law who are at risk of becoming serious offenders are offered in various program areas. For example: Durham Under 12 Program, STRIVE (Student Training in Independence, Vocation and Education), LIFT (Life Skills and Independence for Teens) and SNAP (Stop Now and Plan).

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