Families in Transition Focus

Families In Transition is a Priority Needs Program within Counselling and Group Services. We try to respond to these complex issues in more intentional and focused ways. This includes additional staff training, creating group programs for ongoing support and more choice, collaborating with other service providers, and having take-home literature in our waiting areas. Our ``Team Wraparound`` approach means you will have your own counselor, but we bring more resources to work for you from the whole team. Finally we track demonstrable outcomes and we seek partnerships for more sustainable programming in these areas.


We meet many families going through separation and divorce, and sometimes “high conflict” divorce. Others experience temporary separations due to CAS apprehension or court ordered restraints. Still others experience challenges in settling in Canada. All of these place huge stresses on children, parents, and grandparents. Our trained counsellors support families through these challenges and our group leaders provide opportunities for peer support and learning together. When it isn’t possible to include the child, we can offer parent coaching. Groups and workshops cover topics like: normative stages of adjustment to divorce, developmental norms for children in divorce, and typical impacts on children’s behavior. If your family is in transition, let us know at Intake.


A face to face Consultation may be required prior to ongoing Counselling.


Fees are assessed for each client, based on household income. The maximum fee is $100. No one is turned away for lack of ability to pay. Proof of income may be required.


Locations: Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Maple, and Georgina. (Walk-In is in Richmond Hill only.)


Languages: English, Spanish, Farsi, Cantonese and Mandarin. (Walk-In is limited to language of the counsellors available.)


Call “Intake” at 905-770-7040, extension 241 (toll free 1-800-263-2075).


CCSYR is a Family Service Agency accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.