We envision healthy, resilient youth, young adults and families living in affirming communities free of all forms of discrimination, oppression, and prejudice.
CTYS is an equity based agency which strengthens mental health and resilience in youth, young adults and their families by providing timely, accessible, innovative, outcome oriented services.
Heather L. Sproule
William (Bill) Byrd
Chair, Board of Directors
Executive Director & Board Chair Message
With the election of the new PC Government in 2018 and the transfer of the children's mental health file to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, our sector is expecting changes to our priorities, practices, and government relations. As well, we will be operating within a new structural framework, namely Ontario Health Teams which are currently in the process of setup. We must also consider the 3 Year Action Plan of our Toronto Lead Agency and finally, the establishment of the new Mental Health & Addictions Centre of Excellence as the oversight entity for mental health and addictions.
We anticipate the planned changes will mature in 2-3 years and, at present; the plan has many moving pieces. It will be important for CTYS to be informed, adaptive and forward thinking over this time.
Read the full Message from Executive Director & Chair, Board of Directors
We do know that our sustainability will require:
- The demonstration of effectiveness & fiscal responsibility
- The mining of data to:
- demonstrate quality and continuing quality improvement
- a thorough analysis of program cost effectiveness
- A strong strategic focus
- A continuing pursuit of partnerships and, in particular, opportunities for integration
- Both agency and system focused governance
CTYS welcomes the challenge to demonstrate the impacts resulting from the great work we do with young people and their families. We are also committed to changing things where they can further improve our services or add more innovation.
Good news has come our way already. In March the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services (MCCSS) announced enhanced funding for our Youth Justice programming. As well, the Ministry of Health has provided additional resources for the expansion of our Early Intervention Program into the Etobicoke area.
CTYS remains committed to being a vital part of a better coordinated and connected mental health system. We will always embrace opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of young people and their families, through great work, stellar governance, a dedication to collaboration and great respect for public trust.
We look forward to another dynamic year.
A Few Highlights
Served 92 Additional Youth
Recruitment of 3 exceptional Board members
Reduced wait list and improved efficiency for Pride & Prejedice clients
Facts & Figures
Donors & Funders
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS-Youth Justice)
Ontario Power Generation
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Timbuk2 Designs Inc.
The Bishop Strachan School
Michelle Lumb (MPL Cuts)
Anita J. Drossis
Summary of Operations - Year Ended March 31, 2019
|Sundry and Administrative Income||44,549|
*Government Grants (Core Funding)
CTYS is pleased to report that our financial position at the end of fiscal year 2018-19 continues to be very strong. We wish to thank our funders, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (now MCCSS) for a 5% base increase and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (now MOH) for a 2% increase in core funding.
Because of this additional support from our funders, we were able to expand our services in the areas of Black Youth support, youth engagement and family support and therapy.
Our clients and their families have benefited from this additional funding and our agency is very appreciative of this opportunity to provide an even better service to our community.
Interim Director, Finance
|Client Professional Services||179,984|
|Client Related Activity||74,051|
|Promotion and Publicity||1,339|
|Capital Assets Purchased||25,774|
|Excess of Revenue over Expenses||128,018|
|Net Assets (beginning of year)||1,297,870|
|Ministry Funding Recoverable||(47,311)|
|Net Assets (end of year)||1,378,577|
CTYS Management Team
Heather L. Sproule
Director Client Services & Quality Improvement
Interim Director Finance
Manager Business Operations
Management lead, Equity and Inclusion
Managers Client Services
Board of Directors
William (Bill) Byrd (Chair)
President and CEO of the Canadian Safe Schools Network
Stephanie Wang (Vice Chair) & Acting Treasurer
Certified Accountant & MBA
Sheila Masters (Secretary)
Area Manager, MCSS (retired) Board Member CMHO (retired)
George Brown College (retired)
Richard Ashok Coutinho
Client Lawyer, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division, Ministry of the Attorney General
Founder / Executive Director, Loyan Foundation
Vice President, People Services, Employee Experience & Public Affairs Central West Local Health Integration Network
Program Consultant, Ministry of Finance
Toronto Police Services
Non-Profit Management Consultant
CTYS Serves Clients Across Toronto
Yellow - MCCSS
Red - MOH
Green - MCCSS-YJ