About Pioneer Youth Services

Pioneer Youth Services provides residential treatment for children and youth with severe emotional, mental health, developmental, and behavioural needs. Our treatment facility consists of four individual group homes that are licensed and supervised by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Our standards exceed the standards and regulations required by the Ontario Child and Family Services Act, 1984 and the Children’s Residence Act.

Our homes are nestled in the neighbourhoods of Kitchener – Waterloo and are close to many recreational activities and facilities including health care and public transportation. A high level of supervision by our qualified staff team ensures their safety in the home and community.

Our goal is to assist each child toward the realization of his or her individual potential. Pioneer creates a warm, secure environment for our residents, while at the same time promoting positive changes, independence and resourcefulness. Pioneer Youth Services strives to prepare our children for a return to family, foster placement or independent living.

Pioneer Youth Services was established on January 2, 1980 as a privately owned and operated residential treatment centre. Pioneer provides residential care and treatment for up to 46 children and young adults with emotional, developmental, and behavioural challenges.

We are very proud of the fact that many of the children and youth we served in over the past 30 years have achieved great success in the community as adults. Today, Pioneer Youth Services continues to provide excellent services and programs for our children and youth with pride.

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