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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.

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

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 any of our community 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!

October 27th – Dress Purple Day

On Dress Purple Day, Children’s Aid Societies collaborate with key partners to speak up for every child and youth’s right to safety and well-being in all spaces. Not just physical safety and well-being—children and youth have the right to have their intersectional identity, which includes culture, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity, protected and supported in all spaces.

On October 27th, we raise awareness that Children’s Aid Societies are community organizations working together with many other social service providers as part of the circle of care that supports the well-being of children, youth, and families.


Click on the video link below to learn more about Understanding Child Welfare in Ontario.

Understanding Child Welfare in Ontario: It Might Surprise You – YouTube

Foundational Family Services – online Booking available

We are pleased to announce that you can now book an appointment to access our Foundational Family Services support on line for the following services:

Caregiver workshops and follow-up coaching sessions – information, education and resources on a variety of topics

Brief targeted consultations – direct support to help address a specific need and support your child’s skill development

Transition supports – help preparing for your child’s personal and educational transitions as well as transitions to adulthood

Family resource and clinic days – brainstorm, consult and problem-solve with professionals

Families who are registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) can book an appointment by clicking on the Book and Appointment button at on our homepage.

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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