Intersect Youth and Family Services is an accredited, non-profit society that provides voluntary counselling for children and youth under the age of 19 years. Intersect offers a wide variety of programs to clients and their families at no cost. The Intersect multidisciplinary team represents a wide variety of experiences, education and therapeutic interventions. Services will be provided according to evidence based resources as defined in the standards of Child and Youth Mental Health and core clinical competencies.
Intersect is primarily funded by the Ministry for Children and Family Development. We are a federally registered non-profit society and are administered according to legislation of the provincial government. Intersect is a United Way member agency and also receives annual grants from local and provincial charities and organizations. Intersect is also a member of the Federation for Families and Children.
Intersect is governed by a Board of Directors. Each member serves a three year term and volunteers from the community, who has a variety of experience and expertise. For more information please visit the Board Members page.
Meeting the Need: We will develop innovative and accessible program offering timely, responsive services. We will provide an individualized, versatile and efficient response to client needs relying on an integrated, professional services base. We will provide leadership in the development of cooperative and supportive relationships with other service organizations.
Modeling the Way: We will develop comprehensive standards with respect to program development, personnel management and service provision. We will be seen as a model for the collaborative development of children’s mental health services.
Building on Partnership: We will be a strong, unifying force in the community, recognized for our unique achievements and excellence in service. We will enjoy a positive, collaborative relationship with government and be indispensable because of service value. We will facilitate the successful development of programs in cooperation with the Aboriginal community. We will serve as an educational resource to the region.
Sustaining our Development: We will create a learning organization that is constantly improving and open to change. We will build an inventive, exciting work environment, which promotes individual growth and development. We will value our staff, promoting fairness and respect in a supportive and caring environment.