Residence - Fee for Service

Type of Service

Residential Treatment - Addictions

Program Description

The Pine River Residential Treatment Program consists of four phases: the Outdoors Leadership Experience (OLE), Pine River Campus Residence, Transition Phase and Aftercare.

The Outdoors Leadership Experience (OLE) at Algonquin Park is the starting place for change. The wilderness exposes and calls upon the strengths of the mind, body, spirit and emotions, and thus creates opportunities for rebuilding to begin. Daily aspects of this phase include canoeing, hiking, group games and initiatives, group processing, individual therapy, and journaling. Students live and work in nature, with groups of up to eight students and three staff.

During the residence phase of the program, students live at the Pine River Campus. Daily aspects include on average four hours of academics, two hours of physical activity, two hours of group therapy, and one hour of expressive arts such as art, music, or drama, free time and chores. There is special programming throughout the week, community service and family activity days every weekend.

The transition phase is a time to start taking the lessons home. Students and families are closely supported as a student transitions from campus life to home. An example of this may be a week on campus and weekends at home, or vice versa. Families develop a detailed Aftercare Plan to prepare for the next phase.

The Aftercare plan is individualized, and designed by the student, family, therapist and Aftercare Coordinator. It details supports, concerns, triggers, commitments and goals. Aspects may include daily or weekly check-ins, mentoring new students and families, and parent and student coaching.

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Access Information

Admission is on a voluntary basis. Students can self-refer or be referred by parents, education professionals, the justice system or health care professionals. Our Admissions team will work with you to determine if Pine River is a suitable program for your family's needs. It is important to us that you make the right decision.
The first step is to complete the Admissions Inquiry. Once we have received this form, the Admissions Director will contact you about next steps. Our admissions process includes a detailed application package and interviews.

User Costs

Program Cost Yes
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-925-9225 ext. 102
Fax 519-925-9220

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 13 to 19 years of age.
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Abstinence required




Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
Thursday 0000-2400
Friday 0000-2400
Saturday 0000-2400
Sunday 0000-2400

Includes holidays.