Kinark Child and Family Services
Our vision: A healthy future for Ontario’s children and youth.
Kinark is committed to helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.
Although Kinark has been providing children’s mental health services for decades, we only became known as Kinark Child and Family Services in 1983.
In 2000, Kinark’s services expanded when we began operating Syl Apps Youth Centre and began providing interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as one of nine Lead Agencies in Ontario.
Today, Kinark has over 800 employees and more than 160 volunteers, including its Board of Directors. Kinark serves more than 9,900 children and youth each year in our three program streams: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice Services.
Hold children and youth at the centre of all we do
Challenge ourselves to be the best
Achieve more together