Children’s Mental Health Ontario welcomes its newest member, Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC). Located in Toronto, Boost CYAC is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families.

The philosophy behind Boost CYAC is to “give kids a lift when they need it most.

“Boost is doing very important work in supporting those affected by violence and abuse, as well as running prevention programs,” said Kim Moran, CEO, Children’s Mental Health Ontario. “When new organizations join our community, it helps Child and Youth Mental Health Centres across the province to have a stronger voice in promoting a coordinated and high quality system of care that puts children, youth and families first.”

Boost CYAC is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides programs and services for children, youth and their families after abuse or violence has occurred. Services offered include: assessment directed therapy, child and youth advocacy, and services for internet child exploitation and child victim witnesses.

As a new member to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, Boost CYAC joins a community of nearly 100 member organizations operating in every region of the province, providing treatment and support to children, youth and families. With the combined strength of its members, Children’s Mental Health Ontario advocates for government investments, policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and families seeking mental health services in Ontario.