William W. Creighton Youth Services

Empowering People. Inspiring Communities.

Empowering People. Inspiring Communities


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.

We are committed to the effective rehabilitation of our clients and strive to consider the care and prosperity of our local environments.

Through our mission are vision is to empower people and inspire communities.

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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