Kinark Child and Family Services

Site: Oakville

Service: Syl Apps Youth Centre

Record #: OAK0186
Last Modified: 06 May 2024
Last Full Update: 02 Feb 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-844-4110
Toll Free Phone 1-888-454-6275
Fax 905-844-9197
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Site Information

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

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

Offers a range of services for children and youth with complex needs

Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

A 24-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 two 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
  • 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

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
  • the Halton Board of Education operates an on-site section 23 school
  • licensed by the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services and accredited by Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)

Mon-Sun 24 hours

Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 18 year(s)
  • By referral and a Family Court order
  • Ontario Review Board order
Languages English ; French
Fees None

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