About Us

FAMEkids™ allows children ages 7-12 and youth ages 13-18 who have a family member experiencing a mental health concern to access free supportive counselling services.
Through specialized programming, FAMEkids provides a therapeutic approach to introducing mental illness to children and youth, promoting resilience in a safe, age-appropriate environment.

The program educates and equips young individuals with understanding of mental illness through artwork, discussions and games.
FAMEkids’ rationale is based on the belief that children and youth can be empowered with the knowledge that they did not cause the mental illness, and they are not alone in their experiences.
Services can include individual, group and telephone support to children, youth and their families. Supports are not limited to a particular service, and are based on individual need.

The FAMEkids brochure is available here: FAMEkids Brochure

Contact Us

Karen Naismith
289-232-1225
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker
Email Karen Naismith

Christina Lanteigne
416-207-5032 ext. 26
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker
Email Christina Lanteigne