pROGRAM gUIDELINES and requirements - ministry of children and youth services (mcys)

This report describes the requirements of "core", MCYS-funded providers of child/youth mental health services in Ontario. 


Brief Services Evaluation Report - May 2018

The Brief Services Evaluation Report presents practical suggestions for improvements to service, intended to improve client experiences of brief services at CMHA Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin Child and Family Services. It presents an overview of the questions and methods which guided the evaluation; discussions of the challenges associated with the pathways into and out of brief services; as well as a discussion of service delivery statistics and outcome findings.  

Definition of Brief Services (MCYS): "Brief services focus on reducing the severity of and/or remedying the emotional, social, behavioural and self-regulation problems of children and youth, but these services differ with respect to the duration of the service. Brief services provide “quick access” therapeutic encounters to address the immediate or presenting needs of a child or youth. Therapeutic approaches include, but are not limited to, solution-focused, and brief narrative therapies. Brief services may meet the needs of the child/youth and be all the treatment that is required. They can also help identify or clarify the need for further treatment or service such as counselling and therapy and/or additional services and community supports."

Environmental Scan - Dufferin Wellington - May 2018

The environmental scan reviews local data sources to provide a community profile of children and youth in Dufferin and Wellington, and to provide a client demographic profile and service delivery statistics for CMHA Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS). The overarching purpose of this work was to understand service area trends to support effective planning, decision making and positive changes in service delivery. Sections include:

  • Community Profile of Children and Youth in Dufferin and Wellington
  • Client Demographic Profile for CMHAWW
  • Service Delivery Statistics for CMHAWW

Provincial Priorities Report 2 - March 2018

The Provincial Priorities Report outlines the priorities and progress of the Lead Agency Consortium related to the Moving on Mental Health Strategy across Ontario. The Consortium brings together leadership from Lead Agencies across the province to identify and address challenges and opportunities in the child/youth mental health system.