Day Treatment

Type of Service

Day/Night Care Mental Health - General

Program Description

The Day Treatment School Program provides an educational setting combined with therapy that helps young people to deal with a variety of problems and helps them to return to the school system or enter the work force. Youth eligible for Day Treatment are between 12 to 18 years old and are not able to succeed in a community school.

The student’s schedule includes three academic periods and one period of therapy, including Adolescent Life Skills and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The focus on therapy allows youth to explore personal areas of strength and focus on development skills in the areas of: mood regulation, anger management, communication skills, relationship building, self-esteem/self-awareness, responsibility, stress management, substance use, and problem solving. Youth take part in planning their own program and future goals. Each classroom is staffed by an East Metro Child and Youth Worker and a TDSB teacher. An Individual and Family Therapist is also assigned to the young person and their family to help navigate day treatment services and provide ongoing counselling.

East Metro’s Day Treatment Program operates in cooperation with the Toronto District School Board and is open to youth residing in Scarborough, from all Toronto School Boards.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

Office-based clinical services, developmental service programs and The Zone and related group programs are closed. Where feasible, we will be delivering services to clients by telephone or online. All community, home-based and walk-in services will also be provided by telephone or online, where feasible. Residential services will remain in operation. If you are a new clients, please call 416-438-3697 ext 0. We will take your information and will follow-up to book an appointment when service resumes. If you are an existing client, please call the same number to reach your current service provider.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

Access is made through a phone call to intake.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-438-3697 ext. 12261
Fax 416-438-7424

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 12 to 18 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Scarborough; Toronto); East Toronto (Scarborough)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0845-1500
Tuesday 0845-1500
Wednesday 0845-1500
Thursday 0845-1500
Friday 0845-1500

Follow's the mainstream school schedule.