Hi there,

We hope you're hanging in there. We have a lot of news to share with you but first want to let you know that we remain committed to providing high quality mental health and autism services in safe and effective ways in the communities we serve, even through these challenging times.
We are continuously monitoring both provincial and regional public health guidance and measures and ensuring that our practices are aligned with these.
Woodview has been successfully providing in-person services (by appointment only) since July 6, 2020. We have redesigned our sites and services based on best practices in infection prevention and control which has included screening of all staff and clients, physical distancing, hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning. 

We are continuing to provide virtual services in many of our programs both for practical reasons and because we know that these can be effective services for many clients. In some cases there is a hybrid model of virtual and in-person services. We are listening to the feedback of the participants of our programs and their families to ensure that the services are working for them. Read our blog article highlighting some of the creative ways that staff have continued to engage and support children, youth, adults, and families.
Woodview News
Woodview Is Awarded Another Four-Year Accreditation!
Woodview is proud to be accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) again! CCA accreditation offers a third-party review process that is tailored to community-based organizations. CCA accreditation is based on widely-accepted best practice standards that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.
It's now easier to get the mental health help when you need it

We’ve simplified the process to access our walk-in mental health clinics for children, youth and their families in Brant! We listened to feedback from youth and families in the community and are making it easier to get the mental health help when you need it.

Simply call 519-752-5308 and press ‘0’ or text  226-920-4427
We will book a face-to-face or virtual appointment for you with a Woodview counsellor at the date, time, and location that best works for you.  Visit our clinics page for details.  It’s free, confidential, and no referral or health card are needed.
Community Reports
Annual Report 2019-2020
We're pleased to share with you our 2019-2020 Annual Report!
We share key achievements of our Strategic Plan, highlights of how our programs adapted during COVID-19, what clients are saying, event highlights, and more. View the report in flip-book format:
Priorities Roadmap 2021-2023
As Lead Agency for Child & Youth Mental Health for the Region of Brant, we're pleased to present the Priorities Roadmap for 2021-2023! Developed in collaboration with youth, families, core service and community service providers, and Woodview.
How Staff Got Creative During the Pandemic
Well, we know it's been a rough few months for everyone, but there have been moments of light and joy too. We'd like to take a moment to celebrate our wins during the pandemic. Positive outcomes have occurred for clients and families thanks to the creativity and resilience of staff - and clients and families who have been so understanding and patient of the new situation we all found ourselves in. We all need a little positivity right now, so, please read on for highlights shared by staff.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Woodview
Woodview is working hard to build an inclusive culture and environment where clients, staff, and partners can feel safe. Woodview endeavours to remove barriers for the children, youth, adults and families that we serve. We recognize Canada’s colonial history of systemic racism and the inequality that racialized people have felt. It is important to understand our historical past, in order to unlearn and re learn a more inclusive way of engaging with everyone. Read what we're doing about it.
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Upcoming Events
Basic Behaviour Strategies:
November 24th from 5:30-6:30 PM
This workshop will help parents understand the functions of behaviour and how they play a role in their family’s every day life. Identifying what happens before and after behaviour is a key part of understanding your child’s interactions with the world around them. We will provide information about the antecedents, behaviours, and consequences (ABC) strategy used in the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
Visual Strategies Workshop:
December 8th from 5-6 PM
This session will provide parents and caregivers with information on visual strategies . Participants will learn what visual strategies are, how to create them, and how they might help with challenges in routines or unpreferred activities. We will be discussing strategies for how visual strategies help in everyday life. To register, please clal905-689-4727 ext. 115 or email haltonautismservices@woodview.ca
Giving Tuesday:
December 1st
This year, #GivingTuesday, the worldwide giving movement that comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will be more important than ever. Please join us on social media on December 1st and help us raise awareness of the more than 3,000 children, youth, adults, and families that we serve by providing mental health and autism services and supports. If you are able to, please donate to Woodview - you can choose which program you would like to support via the dropdown menu on our website!

Charitable Registration Number: 119303923RR0001
Parent Support Group:
December 2nd from 6-8 PM
Does anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders or behaviour changes make parenting difficult? You're not alone!
Join our Parents for Children's Mental Health Virtual Parent Support Group and receive emotional support from someone with lived experience, learn strategies to help your child, and learn how to access resources in your community. We're here for you!

Here's how to join: email Craig our amazing parent facilitator at ctustin@woodview.ca. You'll need access to a device (phone, laptop) and data.
Fundraising Corner
Bell Let's Talk Donates $10,000 to Smilezone Foundation Project at Woodview Brantford
Woodview will be the recipient of a second Smilezone Foundation makeover! This time, Smilezone will transform the Brantford office at 643 Park Road North with fun and engaging 'smilezones' for clients and families. Funding for the project has started with a $10,000 grant from Bell Let's Talk Community Fund! Although we do not have a start date for this project yet (due to COVID-19 challenges), we are hopeful to see it started in 2021!
In Brief
Woodview was in the Brantford Expositor newspaper for World Suicide Prevention Day for the two 'Meet me at the Pole' flag-raising events in Brantford and Brant County on September 10th. Learn more about Suicide Prevention Brant here.
Pictured: Sarah Precious from Woodview and Lill Petrella from Canadian Mental Health Association and community organizers of Suicide Prevention Brant. (Photo credit: Vincent Ball)
🚀 We're hiring! We have the following exciting opportunities, please share!

▪️ Child & Youth Worker

▪️ Social Worker
▪️ ABA Therapist
▪️ Relief Instructor

▪️ Office Based Social Worker
▪️ Relief Worker

Woodview is a Nonprofit Employer of Choice! Learn more and apply here.
Did you know that Woodview Learning Centre accepts mid-year enrollments? We have a some spaces available for our small school program located at 69 Flatt Road in Burlington. To learn more and to book a tour by please contact Jessica Gallino, Intake Worker at 905-689-4727 ext. 115 or email us.
Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services
Charitable Registration Number: 119303923RR0001