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Who we are


East Metro Youth Services (EMYS) is an adolescent mental health centre, accredited by the Canadian Centre of Accreditation.  We have been serving young people and their families in East Toronto since 1974.

East Metro Youth Services (EMYS) has been named the Toronto lead agency by the former Ministry of Children and Youth Services as part of the province’s mental health strategy. Learn more

Our Mission

We continuously strive to engage youth and young adults in reaching their personal best through:

  • Enhancing their mental health.
  • Investing in their future potential.
  • Innovative collaboration with our diverse families, communities and service partners.

Our Vision

Doing whatever it takes We are committed to doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of the clients, participants and families we serve.

Faire tout ce qu’il faut

Our Approach

We have incorporated the following concepts into everything we do.

  • Youth and their families are the experts in their lives.
  • We provide individualized programming to meet the unique needs and circumstances of youth and their families.

Our Philosophy

At East Metro Youth Services we believe:

  • The best interests of youth in our community are paramount.
  • Youth and their families should be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The strengths, diversity, and potential of youth and their families should be recognized and valued.
  • Flexibility, innovation, and individualized treatment approaches are important to providing responsive services.
  • Collaboration with the youth, families, community and other service providers enhance the achievement of outcomes for youth.
  • Excellent, high quality services and programs are based on best practices and staying evidence-informed.

East Metro Youth Services is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA), a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.