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Child and Youth Counselling & Therapy and Parenting Support

We are still here!

Although our Walk-In Clinic is closed you can still get quick access to mental health and parenting support by calling 24 hours a day / 7 days a week 519-941-1530 or book an appointment on-line. Please let us know in the “reason” box if we can leave a voice message on your phone if necessary.

Note: If this is a mental health crisis please call the number above.

Please click the green ‘Book Phone Appointment’ button below and follow the prompts. A trained Mental Health Professional will call you at the number you provide. Please note that this session is over the phone, not an in-person session.  This is a confidential service.


Mental Health Care for Professionals

Educational workers, Health Care Workers and support staff (including kitchen, admin, cleaning, and other staff) in Hospitals, Long-term Care, Retirement Homes, Group Homes, and Shelters.

Our community cares about you!

During this difficult time, we recognize your courage, sacrifice, and the many challenges that you or your family may be facing. We want you to know that we care and truly recognize the demands that you are, and have been, facing.

CMHA, DCAFS, DAFHT, FTP, SHIP, and Hospice Dufferin are collaborating to provide mental health therapists/counsellors – representing our Dufferin community – for you. We would like to help – even in a small way. If you need emotional support, encouragement, or just someone to talk to about your well-being or your concerns.

Please click the ‘Book Phone Appointment’ button and follow the prompts. A trained Mental Health Professional will call you at the number you provide. Please note that this session is over the phone, not an in-person session.  This is a confidential service.

You matter, and your well-being matters!

Share Your Care…Foster!







We are in urgent need of foster parents in our community. We are seeking individuals and families from all communities, identities and backgrounds to ensure that our services are inclusive and responsive.

In most situations, children and youth just need temporary care and support and are able to be reunited with their families.  A safe and nurturing home can have a lifelong impact on the development and wellbeing of a young person.

To learn more join one of our Virtual Foster/Adopt Information Night

November 25, 2020 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

December 9, 2020 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Holiday Donations

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in a variety of ways.  To minimize the risk of the virus entering our building, our donations program has been on hold since mid-March.

The holidays are fast approaching and “normally” we would welcome the incredible gift donations from our community into our building with open arms, but this year is certainly not normal.

If you are hoping to make a donation to support the children and families we serve, please consider a monetary donation or a gift card. Some gift cards to consider: Walmart, grocery stores, clothing stores (e.g., Old Navy, Sport Chek, Urban Planet, etc.) and Amazon. Our hope is to provide these generous offerings to those who need them giving folks an opportunity to prepare for the holidays.

To arrange the delivery of gift cards or Monetary donations, or if you would like to speak to someone about the donation process, please call (519) 941-1530 and press 0 to speak with reception.

Caregiver’s Journey Workshop – FREE

Do you want to know what is going on behind your child’s behaviour?
Do you ever wonder about the best way to respond? Do you know who to reach out to for help, and what support is available? WE CAN HELP!

Dufferin Child and Family Services is a multi-service agency providing child & youth mental health, child protection and developmental support services.

DCAFS is offering a FREE workshop to support you on your caregiving journey, helping you work towards positive solutions for you and your child.

Caregiver’s Journey Workshop Dates

(It is one workshop, with various dates for you to choose from, please register for one date. A minimum of 2 participants must be registered for workshop to proceed.)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Register Today!

6:30pm – 8:30pm A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – Register Today!

9:30am – 11:30am A Virtual Meeting -You will receive the link to the meeting upon registration.

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