NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Central Toronto Youth Services

COVID19 Face to face client services suspended, except for in-person emergency mental health support (facemasks, social distancing, and completed Covid19 Health Screening Tool required pre-session); virtual services continue for intake, youth and parent groups, and workshops; new referrals accepted; CTYS clients contact worker by cell phone, or call main office at 416-924-2100


Youth mental health centre, including treatment, advocacy, research, education, community development projects

Community Counselling
Individual and group counselling for high-risk, hard-to-serve youth, provided in the home, neighbourhood or school; for assistance in accessing program contact intake worker
  • programs for Black youth
  • group programs
  • community and school outreach
New Outlook
For youth and young adults 14-24 years with serious mental illness (primarily psychotic disorders)
  • day program
  • early intervention and treatment
  • long-term case management
  • support and crisis intervention for youth involved with criminal justice system
  • youth hostel outreach
  • intake form available online
Pride & Prejudice
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and young adults experiencing depression or anxiety
  • individual and group counselling on a variety of issues including gender identity, sexual orientation, traumatic experiences such as childhood abuse or family violence, homophobia, relationship concerns with family and friends
  • transition support
  • group programs
Youth Justice
For moderate to high-risk youth serving a youth order and/or with matters before youth court
  • guidance, counselling and comprehensive support
  • court diversion and open custody programs
  • early release and transition support
  • probation outreach program
  • referral from probation officer
Youth 13-24 years, their families, and youth-serving agencies (may vary by program)

Residency Requirements: City of Toronto
Application Process
Self, professional or school referral * visit website for information
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Mailing Address
65 Wellesley St E
Suite 300
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
English - intake; Other - Interpreters may be arranged for other languages ; Some translated materials available
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator - lowered buttons ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door - sink not roll-under and dispensers are high ; All Genders washroom
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Last Updated On
May 31, 2021
65 Wellesley St E, Suite 300
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Central Toronto Youth Services Site Location: Central Toronto Youth Services;
Cross street: Church St and Wellesley St E;

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Hours of Operation
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm; evening service available for some programs, call for details; Summer hours: July and August, 9 am-5 pm
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