William W. Creighton Youth Services

Inspiring youth to nurture healthy communities

Creighton delivers services that focus on Caring for Youth and Community


Service to youth-at-risk and their families, to promote safe healthy participation in the community.


Active partnerships within the community to embrace restorative justice.


Sharing knowledge and experience locally and outside our own community to enhance service and empower youth.

William W. Creighton Youth Services is mandated to provide youth justice services under the Child and Family Services Act (Ontario) and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). The target population is youth whose offence is committed between 12 and 18 years of age.

Our focus is on Protection of the Public (Caring for Community) and Effective Rehabilitation (Caring for Kids)

The services provided are designed to address youth needs that are directly linked to continued criminal behaviour. Youth are supported and challenged to assume responsibility for personal behaviour and to bring about change in thinking patterns that may lead to further criminal involvement.

Our Approach


William W. Creighton Youth Services uses the Medicine Wheel as our guide to support a holistic approach to healing and wellness. 

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7 Grandfather Teachings

We are guided by shared values rooted in the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Acknowledging the origins of these teachings in an indigenous worldview, their universality provides a foundation for Creighton’s values.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents and Young Adults is a clinical program that targets high risk, multi-problem adolescents.

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Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice is an understanding and recognition of the frequency of trauma, and how trauma affects all individuals in the system.

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