About
EveryMind

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EveryMind is an accredited organization that provides help and hope to infants, children, youth, young adults (up to age 25) and families who live in the Region of Peel.

Who We Are

Since 1985, EveryMind has inspired hope by leading in the delivery of high quality mental health services for infants, children, youth, young adults (up to age 25) and families in the Region of Peel.

We are a caring community working together for children, youth and families. We are welcoming and genuine, and we listen deeply to understand our clients’ needs, creating space for them to feel safe, heard and supported.

As authentic and inclusive leaders, we are driven to help others. We lead by example and believe that collaboration increases our capacity to add value and make an impact for our clients, community and sector.

We serve our clients with pride and passion. By delivering high quality services that exceed our clients’ expectations, we inspire them to feel empowered and optimistic about today and tomorrow.

The essence of everything we do is hope and a belief that positively impacting the lives of infants, children, youth, young adults and families will make our communities healthier and happier for everyone.

For more information about EveryMind’s role as Lead Agency for child and youth mental health services in the Region of Peel, click here.

Who We Serve

Our free, confidential and high quality mental health services are for infants, children, youth, young adults (up to age 25) and families who live in the Region of Peel.

To find out more about how you can access our services, visit WhereToStart.ca or call 905-451-4655 to speak with an Access and Intake Specialist who will listen to your concerns and help you find the right program or service for you or your child’s needs.

Our Philosophy

We strive for excellence by providing mental health services that are client-centred and strengths-based. We believe in:

  • Engaging infants, children, youth, young adults and families in all aspects of service
  • Keeping families together whenever possible.
  • Working as a team of professionals to help infants, children, youth and young adults achieve their full potential.
  • Providing timely, relevant and effective services to meet the unique needs of each infant, child, youth and young adult we serve.
  • Working with community partners to offer infants, children, youth, young adults and families the experience of a well-coordinated service system.
  • Using evidence-informed practices and measuring outcomes to ensure effective services.
  • Engaging in continuous improvement initiatives with our clients, staff and community partners.
  • Participating in research that adds knowledge in the field of infant, child, youth and young adult mental health.
  • Supporting clinical service delivery with a comprehensive, effective and efficiently operated infrastructure.

Our Board of Directors

EveryMind is governed by a Board of Directors. Our Board is comprised of community volunteers with a range of personal and professional experience and who care deeply about serving infants, children, youth and young adults in Peel Region. Our current Board of Directors includes:

  • Nainesh Kotak, President
  • Karen Adams, Vice-President
  • Gopala Narayanan, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Susan Mohos
  • Cathy Kwiatkoski
  • Rory McNabb
  • Elaine Moore
  • Nkunda Kabateraine
  • Cara Cross
  • Sean Gormley
  • Jim Murray

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Inspiring hope by leading in the delivery of high quality mental health services.

Our Vision

Caring communities working together for children, youth and families.

Our Values

Accountable: Being ethical, transparent, efficient and effective

Respectful: Caring with integrity and honouring dignity

Inclusive: Embracing diversity and cultural competence

Responsive: Being flexible, accessible and adaptive

Learning: Pursuing opportunities to know more and do better

Innovative: Using information, initiative, and imagination

Collaborative: Working together in partnership

Accreditation and Quality Improvement

Accreditation is an external peer review process that evaluates the services provided by an organization against national standards of excellence. It identifies what is being done well and what needs to be improved.

In April 2022, EveryMind earned its Accreditation Primer Award from Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to working with its clients, policymakers, and the public to improve the quality of health and social services for all. Though EveryMind (formerly known as Peel Children’s Centre) has been accredited since the mid 1990s with other accrediting bodies, we began our journey with Accreditation Canada in Jan 2021 and completed our first survey in Feb 2022.

EveryMind achieved 96.4% compliance, having successfully met 81 of the 84 applicable criteria. Our identified strengths included passionate staff dedicated to the delivery of high-quality services and a strong culture that recognizes the importance of our people, clients, and community partners. Surveyors also commended our enduring commitment to client-centered practices.

Surveyors encouraged EveryMind to continue building our capacity to utilize our ethics framework, to identify the position responsible for oversight of medication management processes, and to proactively engage children, youth, and families in the co-design of clinical services and processes.

EveryMind is now entering the next phase of our accreditation journey as we prepare for the Qmentum survey in 2024.