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Child and Youth Counselling & Therapy and Parenting Support

We are still here!

Our Walk-In Clinic is currently a Virtual Walk-In – you can 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 519-941-1530 or 911.

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, Hospice Dufferin, and SHIP 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 contact us by email ( and include information about your preferred way for us to contact you and times that might work best for you.  One of our counsellors will contact you to set up an appointment. This is a confidential service.

If you have concerns that a child or youth is at risk of harm, please contact DCAFS directly at 519-941-1530.

Alternatively, please contact any of our agencies to set up service:

CMHA Peel Dufferin 519-941-0465

DCAFS: Child and Youth Mental Health 519-941-1530

Dufferin Area Family Health Team 519-938-8802 ext. 330 or 401

Family Transition Place 519-941-4357

Hospice Dufferin 519-942-3313

SHIP (Dufferin Office) 519-307-2870

You matter, and your well-being matters!

Parenting In An Online World

Dufferin Child and Family Services, Child and Youth Mental Health Webinar:

Parenting In An Online World. on March 24, 2021 from 7pm – 8:30pm.

Is screen time and online access impacting your child’s mental health?

Attend our webinar for parents to learn more.

Register today!



The Impacts of COVID-19 on you and our Community

The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team (OHT), a group of health and care providers here in Dufferin Caledon, need your input and participation.  We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic impacts us in different ways, and there are unique needs in our diverse community.  Your feedback is appreciated to help us identify any gaps in the services we offer to the community.  Please take a few minutes to answer our Survey, in order for us to help meet your needs.

COVID-19 Update

DCAFS continues to support our community. Our team of trained professionals are here for you 24/7.

During COVID-19 we want you to know we are still here for you! Starting March 30, we have a roster of mental health and parenting support staff available to you by phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know these can be challenging times and we encourage you to reach our anytime you feel the need. Just call us at 519-941-1530 and follow the prompts to be connected to a clinician.

We also want to remind you that if you have concerns about the safety of a child or you, our child protection service is here to assist. Call us anytime at 519-941-1530 and press 1 to be connected with child protection staff.

DCAFS has been caring for and supporting our community for over one hundred years. We know that now, more than ever, we need to be here for you – and we are!

Be well and call us if you need us at 519-941-1530.


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