Nelson Youth Centres

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-681-2611
Fax 905-681-9450
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Primary Contact Jill Shaughnessy, Quality Assurance Manager; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) An accredited children's mental health centre offering therapeutic treatment programs for children and youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years who are experiencing social, emotional, learning and behavioural difficulties
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1978
Primary Executive Cindy McClure, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Grants - Community/Corporations ; Fundraising ; Donations - Community ; United Way - United Way of Halton and Hamilton ; Foundation ; Halton Community Investment Fund
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Major services: 
Children's After School Treatment Program: (for ages 6-14) 
* group therapy based  
* Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown  
* focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, social competences and managing peer conflict 
* children/youth may have a diagnosis of ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disability 
* attend once a week for a twelve week session 
Family Support Program: 
* parent support group offered in conjunction with the After School Treatment Program  
* focuses on effective parenting strategies, promoting positive behaviours and parent child relationships 
Half Day Program: (for ages 7-13) 
* group therapy based 
* for children with severe social/emotional issues struggling to stay in school  
* one half day a week during school year  
* focuses on development of effective social/emotional skills and learning strategies that enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community 
Reconnecting Youth:: (for ages 12-17) 
* community based treatment program for youth  
* trusteeship for youth (for ages 16-17) on OW as well as providing enhances effective community involvement and life skills  
* Individual and Family Therapy addresses issues such as emotional regulation; mood disorders; social competencies; peer conflict; family functioning; and emotional/behavioural difficulties experienced by the youth in the home, school and community 
Saturday Social Skills Program: (for ages 8-12) 
* for children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder  
* operates four times a year, eight week sessions  
* teaches essential interpersonal and communication skills  
* interactive group recreational programming
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Program Mon-Thu (Sep-Jun) 12 noon-8 pm 
Summer Program Mon-Thu (Jul-Aug) 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 17 year(s)
Application Parents and/or professionals can make a referral * call for more information about the program and its benefits
Languages English
Fees Program - fees for the After School Treatment and Saturday Social Skills Programs Groups ; Fee assistance available.
Site Information
Site Location Longmoor
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
4225 New St
Burlington, ON L7L 1T3
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Intersection Shoreacres Rd and New St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Child Mental Health ; Child Mental Health Resources ; Community Mental Health
Service Categories Child Guidance ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ Youth ; Family Counselling ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Mental Health Issues ; Social Skills Training ~ Autism Spectrum Disorder

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