Child & Youth Services

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Helping Our Young Ones Thrive

About this service

We want children and youth to live well, gain knowledge and skills for mental wellness, and increase their ability to overcome challenges. Our services support clients to explore their natural gifts and purpose in life, and build their identity as First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. In addition to the services outlined below, we can provide mental health assessments, advocacy, or referrals.

About the team

Child and youth services are delivered by a team of child and youth mental health and addictions workers, social workers, systems navigators, and our tele-mental health coordinator. All programs and services have a strong foundation in culture and tradition.

We also offer support to children and youth through Nshwaasnangong, our Child Care and Family Centre.

Accessing this service

You can access our support services in-person, by phone, video call, and in group formats.

The Child and Youth Workers arrange outreach programs that are community-specific. Individual programs and workshops are designed and delivered based on community consultation in the following locations:

  • Aamjiwnaang
  • Kettle and Stony Point
  • Moraviantown
  • Chippewas of the Thames
  • Munsee-Delaware First Nation
  • Oneida Nation of the Thames
  • Caldwell First Nation
  • Urban areas of London and Sarnia
  • Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
  • Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway First Nation

Find out more about Tele-Mental Health for Children, and view other resources for children and youth. If you’re in crisis, please contact the Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266, which is available day and night, throughout Canada.