Community Education

Type of Service

Mental Health Awareness

Program Description

The Community Education Service (CES) provides information and educational opportunities to the community at large on a variety of topics, including parenting, child development and childhood illnesses and difficulties typical of those that bring children and their families to the Child and Youth Mental Health Program. As a part of CES, the Family Resource Centre at McMaster Children's Hospital hosts a collection of books, magazines, audio-visual materials and other like resources that are available to families, staff and community members to borrow. The resources provide accurate and current information about the paediatric problems and illnesses that bring children and their families to McMaster Children's Hospital. Program length varies according to the individual program, with programming typically being either a single-session workshop or a group program with multiple sessions, 6 to 12 sessions in length.

Access Information

The target population is children and youth 0 to 17 years who have serious and complex mental disorder with significant associated psycho-social impairment, and often co-morbid conditions. Referrals for educational and skill training programs offered by the Community Education Service are open to the public at large residing in the City of Hamilton and accessed by self-referral or through CONTACT Hamilton. If referring directly to this program, contact 905-521-2100 ext. 74243. If referring through CONTACT Hamilton, contact 905-570-8888. OTN is used on a limited basis.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-570-8888

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 0 to 17 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Hamilton)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Program hours vary.