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Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services

Who Are We?

We are a voluntary, non-profit prevention and counseling agency, which has been providing free help to children, youth and families in Bruce and Grey Counties since 1974. Our Programs and Services reflect a desire to help “Build Futures Together” with an emphasis on listening, partnerships, and creativity. Our vision is to provide “responsive, compassionate services for children, youth and families to build better and more hopeful futures”. WELCOME TO OUR AGENCY!

Keystone holds workshops for parents on key topics, including ADHD, managing challenging behaviour, supporting and parenting anxious children and parenting a child through separation and divorce.

Our workshops are available in two locations, Owen Sound and Hanover. All workshops are available at no cost to parents, although they are asked to register beforehand. For more information see our calendar on this website or call 519-371-4773 during business hours.

Are Referrals Necessary?

No referrals are necessary to access our Free, Private, Confidential and Tailor-made Programs and Services.

Programs & Services

What do we offer?

  • Help for expectant and new parents needing a little extra support, including an in home volunteer.
  • Help for parents of children 0-6 who feel a little stressed and would like support in their parenting role.
  • Extra support for those who are at risk of low birth weight babies, depression, isolation or poor nutrition through a prenatal nutrition group.
  • Help for those seeking individual and family counseling ages 0-17.
  • Risk Assessments for High Risk Children and Youth.
  • Specialized Counselling related to the unique needs and challenges of children and youth of Canadian Force members and Veterans.
  • Telepsychiatric and Paediatric Consultations.
  • WRAP (Working to Reinforce All Partners). The WRAP service is a joint project involving the Bluewater District School Board and the Catholic District School Board.
  • Birth to Senior Kindergarten Mental Health program, which may include access to specialized day care support.
  • Residential Crisis Assessment and Stabilization services for those youth 12+.
  • Community Day Treatment programs delivered in partnership with the Bluewater District School Board.
  • Coordinated Access For Children. Access to complex/special needs funding & access to residential treatment services outside Bruce and Grey Counties.
  • Respite funding for children who have a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum or who have Mental Health issues.

Is there a cost?

Our Programs and Services are offered at no charge to residents of Grey and Bruce Counties. We are funded by the following sources: Government of Ontario, Public Health Agency of Canada, Bruce County Social Services, Grey County Social Services, Private Industry, United Way, and other Community and Private Donors.

How can I access Programs and Services?

No referrals are necessary—simply pick up the phone and call.
519-371-4773 or 1-800-567-2384


Counselling does work! Over the past 5 years, children, youth and families entering our counselling programs have had Clinically Meaningful Improvement 79.69% of the time. This in comparison to our Southwest Region at 66.73% and the Province at 65.09%. (Data obtained from Summary Report Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale 2009).

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Events in the next week:

Thu - Apr 02
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  Understanding & Parenting ADHD (4 parts) - Hanover
Parent Information Workshop: Understanding and Parenting ADHD (4 parts) Thursday April 2, 9, 16 & 23 (April 30th snow date) from 12:30 - 3 pm at Keystone's office in Hanover. For more information and to register please call 519-371-4773 ext. 0.

Contact Info

Keystone Child, Youth
& Family Services
845 2nd Ave. E,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H2

Ph: 519-371-4773
1-800 567-2384
Fax: 519-371-6397

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Kid's Help Phone

Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey and Bruce

Ph: 1-877-470-5200