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ADHD Seminars

Psychoeducation-based group for parents of children ages 4 to 12 years old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Online – All seminars are held on ZOOM
Once a month on Mondays, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

4 – 12 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals

Group

ADD/ADHD

Must have a child (ages 4 – 12) with an ADHD diagnosis or are in the process of having this assessed

Circle of Security® Parent Group

Strides Toronto\’s Circle of Security® Parent Group helps parents to develop understanding of their child\’s needs and confidence in parenting.

Online – Zoom Meetings
Days and hours vary by groups. Contact us for details.

N/A

Free

No referral required

Group

Communication Skills, Mental Health, Parenting, Skill Development…

Parents with a child aged 0 – 6 years

Community Counselling

Our Community Counselling program helps children, youth and their families understand, overcome and manage personal problems and/or mental health issues.

1200 Markham Road, Suite 200, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

12 – 18 years

Free

Referral required

Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Abuse, Behaviour Difficulty, Mental Health

Youth and their family members/caregivers

Day Treatment – Children

The Day Treatment – Children program is an intensive therapeutic classroom setting for children experiencing social, emotional or behavioural issues.

Location details in program description
Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM – 3 PM
*Follows the mainstream school schedule

4 – 12 years

Free

Referral required

Day Program, Family Therapy, School

Behaviour Difficulty, Life Skills, Mental Health, School, …

Day Treatment – Youth

The Day Treatment Youth program provides an educational setting combined with therapy that helps young people to deal with a variety of problems.

Location details in program description
Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM – 3 PM
*Follows the mainstream school schedule

12 – 18 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals from youth or family

Day Program, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive, …

Behaviour Difficulty, Life Skills, Mental Health, School, …

Eligibility details in program description

Facing Your Fears

The Facing Your Fears program provides children with the skills for them to be able to successfully cope in a variety of anxiety-provoking situations.

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

7 – 12 years

Free

No referral required

Group

Communication Skills, Mental Health, Parenting, Skill Development…

Children aged 6 – 12 years

Family Counselling

Family Counselling at Strides Toronto helps families get an understanding of their concerns and to enhance problem solving skills with a trained therapist.

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110, Scarborough
2206 Eglinton Ave E., Suite 140, Scarborough

Monday – Friday
• Daytime: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
• After school: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
• Evening: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

4 – 12 years

Free

No referral required

Family Therapy, Infant and Child

Behaviour Difficulty, Communication Skills, Mental Health, Parenting…

Children aged 4 – 12 years

Help Ahead

Help Ahead is a free referral phone service that connects infants, children, youth up to 18 years old and their families to mental health and…

Virtual
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM

0 – 18 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals from youth and family members

Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Infant and Child

Abuse, Autism, Behaviour Difficulty, Developmental Disability, …

Infants, children, youth up to 18 years old and their families

Infant Mental Health Program

Strides Toronto\’s Infant Mental Health program offers a variety of family-focused, mental health assessment and treatment to families living in Scarborough.

325 Milner Avenue, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8 PM

0 – 3 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals from parents

Family Therapy, Infant and Child, Psychiatric

Abuse, Behaviour Difficulty, Child Welfare, Mental Health, …

Parents with young children under the age of 3 years who are concerned about their children’s behaviour

Intensive Child and Family Services

Our Intensive Child and Family Service is offered to children and their caregivers who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges that interfere with their…

• Homes
• Community locations
• Strides office – 325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110, Scarborough

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8 PM

0 – 12 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals

Family Therapy, Intensive

Behaviour Difficulty, Child Welfare, Communication Skills, Mental Health, …

Intake will help determine if Intensive Services is the most appropriate service or if there is an alternate service that may better meet your needs

Live-In Treatment – Betty’s Place

Live-in treatment at Strides Toronto is an intensive, therapeutic, 24/7 care and treatment program for children who have been unable to adequately function in a…

Location is within the south/west Scarborough area
Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

6 – 12 years

Free

Referral required. Referrals are made through Help Ahead Central Point of Intake

Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive, Psychiatric…

Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Behaviour Difficulty, Child Development, …

Children living with mental health, social and behavioural difficulties or low-high average cognitive functioning

Live-in Treatment – The Megan Residence

Our Live-In Treatment Program is a volunteer program offered to young people who are coping with an array of psychological, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges.

The Megan Residence
Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

12 – 18 years

Free

Referral required.
Referral must be made by a service coordinator or mental health professional through Help Ahead Central Point of Intake.

Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive

Abuse, Behaviour Difficulty, Child Welfare, Life Skills, …

Youth coping with psychological, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges

One Stop Talk/Parlons Maintenant

One Stop Talk provides single-session counselling support and ensures direct referral to additional services when needed.

Virtual
Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, 12 PM – 4 PM

0 – 17 years

Free

No referral required

Infant and Child

Mental Health

Children and Youth, Parents/Caregivers

Priority Access for Child Welfare (PACW)

Priority Access for Child Welfare (PACW) provides intensive family therapy to children and youth that are at-risk of being placed in child welfare.

• Strides office – 1200 Markham Rd., Suite 200
• Child Welfare agency office
• Community
• Home (occasionally)

Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 8 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Children: 6 – 12 years | Youth: 12 – 18 years

Free

Referral required

Family Therapy, Intensive

Behaviour Difficulty, Child Welfare, Life Skills, Mental Health, …

Children and Youth,
Family members/caregivers
No health card needed

Priority Access for Students (PAS)

The Priority Access for Students (PAS) Program provides individual and family focused counselling services as well as case management for TDSB and TCDSB students and…

1200 Markham Road, Suite 200, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8 PM

5 – 18 years

Free

Referral required.
Referrals are made by TDSB and TCDSB school social workers to Strides Toronto.

Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive, School…

Behaviour Difficulty

TDSB and TCDSB students and their family members

Slaight Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program

Children, youth up to age 18, their mental health professional and families can access psychiatric consultation via video conferencing at a location that is the…

The DBT program is offered both at Strides Toronto and SHN.
25 Week Program, Hours Vary

14 – 24 years

Free

Referral required.
Family physician referral is required. Please visit your family doctor to discuss a referral to the Slaight DBT Program.

Mental Health and/or Addictions

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Relationships

Youth living in Scarborough with complex mental health conditions

Triple P

The Triple P program aims to prevent severe behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8 PM

6 – 12 years

Free

No referral required

Group

Behaviour Difficulty, Child Development, Parenting

Families with children aged 6 – 12 years old

Urban Tele-Mental Health Service

Children, youth up to age 18, their mental health professional and families can access psychiatric consultation via video conferencing at a location that is the…

Virtual
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

0 – 18 years

Free

Referral required.
Referral must be completed by a service provider with the youth and family.
All referral forms must be faxed to 647-689-2788.

Intensive, Psychiatric

ADD/ADHD, Autism, Behaviour Difficulty, Child Development, …

Children and youth living within the City of Toronto

What’s Up Walk-In

Immediate virtual and in-person mental health counselling for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants

In-person: 1200 Markham Road, Suite 200, Scarborough
Virtual: Call 416-438-3697, press 1 and then enter ext. 12230 for reception

See program description for details

0 – 29 years

Free

No referral required

After School, Drop-in, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, …

Abuse, Behaviour Difficulty, LGBT, Mental Health, …

Individuals aged 0 – 29 years old and their caregivers