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Mental Health


Please visit the pages below for information regarding eligibility for specific programs:

Common Presenting Issues

The  ECC serves children with mental health issues or children with autism and their families. Children may present with communication, psycho-social, emotional, cognitive and/or behavioural difficulties, which interfere with their development and daily lives. Children or youth may have

  • Struggles getting along or developing relationships
  • Developmental delays

  • Problems with communication

  • Feelings of peristent sadness, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, worthlessness or over-worrying

  • Aggressive or bullying behaviour

  • Odd or unusual behaviour

  • Uncooperative or oppositional, defiant behaviour

  • Persistent restlessness, an inability to focus or complete tasks

Typical Timeline

During the telephone intake, the  Intake Worker will collect some  demographic and relevant personal individual and family information.The information will be used to generate a secure and confidential electronic record for at the Centre. During this time, the Intake Worker will also collect information using a standardized interview tool to help us better plan services for you, your child and family.

After the intake is complete, the information will be reviewed by our Service Planning  team and a Service Coordinator will be assigned to you. Following the Service Planning meeting, you will receive a letter in the mail (or your preferred alternate method) confirming your acceptance to service along with the name of your assigned Service Coordinator. An initial face to face appointment will be arranged with your Service Coordinator.

Contact us to learn more about our services and how to get started.


Understanding Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health

Mental health refers to a person’s psychological and emotional well-being. It affects the way we think, feel and behave. A mental health problem can affect our ability to deal with life events.

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Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

Research suggests that children with autism are able to form attachments. However the way they express attachment can be unusual and it may seem as if they are disconnected.

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The Etobicoke Children’s Centre

65 Hartsdale Drive,
Etobicoke, ON M9R 2S8

200 Ronson Dr., (4th floor)
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z9

Tel: (416) 240-1111
Fax: (416) 240-7999
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