Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children, youth and their families. We offer evidence-based programs across four streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services, the Learning Disabilities & Mental Health Services and Healthy Child Development.
Our approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. We help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed and support them in overcoming challenges.
Our Early Intervention Services programs help children and families struggling with social-emotional and behavioural issues. Our individual, group and school-based programs help them get back on track. Programs serve children ages 0-12 in the south quadrant of the city.
For children and their mothers who are recovering from family violence, sexual abuse or other trauma, our Family Violence Services programs offer counselling, parenting support, and links to community supports.
Learning Disabilities & Mental Health provides family-centred, evidence-informed direct clinical services to children and youth ages 8 to 18 with diagnosed learning disabilities and mental health issues in Toronto. Our summer residential therapy program, Towhee Summer Residential Program, serves children ages 10 to 18 from across the province. Our Community Education and Engagement program provides training and public education without geographical boundary limitations.
Our Healthy Child Development program includes four Early Learning Centres and the Parkdale-High Park EarlyON Child and Family Centre. The program provides young children with a healthy start in a child-focused, play-based early learning environment.