Kinark Child and Family Services

Site: Oakville

Service: Syl Apps Youth Centre

Record Details
Alternate Name SAYC
Office Phone 905-844-4110
Toll Free Phone 1-888-454-6275
Fax 905-844-9197
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Primary Executive Cathy Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Description (Service) A 48-bed, Secure Residential Forensic Mental Health Facility for Ontario male and female youth who have significant mental health concerns. 
Youth can be admitted to Syl Apps for assessment and treatment through three different avenues.  
Secure treatment - under the Child & Family Services Act (CFSA)
* provides secure treatment to youth who are at significant risk to themselves or others 
* this program is a provincial resource and as such, youth are referred and screened and if appropriate are admitted through Family Court Orders from all regions of the province 
Secure detention and custody - under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)
* provides assessment and treatment for YJ youth identified with significant mental health issues 
* this program is a provincial resource and referrals to the program come from other secure YJ facilities, through the Youth Justice Services Placement Co-ordination Unit only  
* Syl Apps is also the direct intake for secure YJ females for central region 
Ontario Review Board (under the Criminal Code of Canada)
* provides assessment and treatment to youth who are involved in the youth justice system who have been found not fit or not criminally responsible and are ordered to Syl Apps by the Ontario Review Board 
* Syl Apps is designated as a hospital for the purposes of the Ontario Review Board 
* assessment, treatment and rehabilitation interventions are based on the individual strengths and needs of each youth and whenever possible, are delivered in partnership with families or guardians, and community partners 
* Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is the primary treatment modality at SAYC 
* multi disciplinary treatment teams consist of child and youth workers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, family physicians, art and recreation therapists, teachers and managers 
* youth also access supports from other community partners and services 
* the Halton Board of Education operates an on-site section 23 school  
* licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and accredited by Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 18 year(s)
Application By referral and a Family Court order * Ontario Review Board order * referral from a Secure YJ facility through the YJ Placement Co-ordination Unit * YJ females - Central Region by a YCJA court order
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Location Iroquois Ridge
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
475 Iroquois Shore Rd
Oakville, ON L6H 1M3
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Intersection Trafalgar Rd and QEW
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Juvenile/Youth Detention Centres ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ~ Young Offenders


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