Facts About Vanier

Facts About Vanier

  • For more than 50 years, Vanier has been a leader in helping vulnerable children and youth overcome serious emotional, mental illness and behavioural problems.
  • Vanier's treatment philosophy is to address mental health problems as early as possible to prevent problems from becoming life-long risks or barriers to healthy development.
  • Every year, Vanier serves more than 1,000 children and youth (infancy to 14) who have mental health and behavioural issues.
  • The most common issues treated at Vanier include depression, anxiety, ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, attachment disorder and bipolar disorder.
  • Programs are flexible and responsive to the specific needs of each family and include:
  • crisis intervention 24/7
  • early intervention, parent and child counseling
  • short-term residential treatment program
  • long term residential treatment program, Foster Care
  • family and individual counseling, parent child interaction therapy
  • day treatment including schooling, therapy, parent groups
  • BET program for teens with concurrent disorders and problematic substance use/abuse
  • outpatient treatment
  • Vanier employs 120 full and part-time employees including Psychologists, social workers, and child and youth workers.
  • The Crisis-Intake Team is the intake point for non-residential mental health treatment services for children and youth 0-18 and their families. C-IT refers to the following centres: Vanier Children's Centre, Craigwood Youth Services and Western Area Youth Services.
  • Vanier is an accredited Children's Mental Health Centre and is a non-profit organization funded primarily by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

For more information, contact:

Joanne Sherin, Executive Director
jsherin@vanier.com
519-433-3101, ext. 183