About Carizon

On April 1, 2013, Mosaic Counselling and Family Services and kidsLINK (Notre Dame of St. Agatha) amalgamated to form one organization – Carizon Family and Community Services. Carizon is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of voluntary community members.

As a united agency, Carizon provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of community services in the area of children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports and collective wellness.

With a head office located in the heart of the City of Kitchener, Carizon provides a full spectrum of services at various locations throughout the Region.

Carizon is committed to providing services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. Carizon strives to give individuals with disabilities opportunity to access services and to benefit from the same services, in the same place and in a similar way as others, unless an alternative measure is necessary to enable the person to access services.

Carizon is dedicated to ensuring that our organization remains a vital leader in the Region of Waterloo and that our programs and services are relevant, accountable and of the highest quality.

Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

VISION

Hope ~ Wellness ~ Community

MISSION

Carizon is a multi-service community organization committed to improving the future of individuals and families through supportive, therapeutic and preventative programs.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

  1. Fostering Client Success
  2. Pursuing Sustainable Growth
  3. Building our Capacity to Serve

Values

We believe:

  1. That every person has potential.
  2. In valuing each person and their importance to our community now and in the future.
  3. In the importance of communities being welcoming and inclusive of all their members.
  4. That every person is treated with dignity and respect as an individual based on their unique strengths and needs no matter their background, culture or life experiences.

MISSION, VISION, STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS POSTER

Charitable Registration Number: 10688 0115 RR0001

Funders

Funders
UNITED WAY

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ministry of Child and Youth Services
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Ministry of the Attorney General
Ministry of Health Promotions
Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integrated Network
Ontario Trillium Foundation

REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL FUNDERS

Counselling Grant
Community Services Grant
City of Waterloo
Region of Waterloo

THE KITCHENER AND WATERLOO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
SMART & CARING COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
THE COWAN FOUNDATION
LYLE S. HALLMAN FOUNDATION
NUTRITION FOR LEARNING
PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION CANADA
WATERLOO REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
WIND MOBILE

Leadership

BOARD MEMBERS

Holly Harkins-Manning, President
John Collins
Susan Dusick
Louise Leonard
Lisa Lishman
Craig McNiven
Barney Strassburger Jr.
Radika Vaidyanathan
John Vieth
Vivian Zochowski

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tracy Elop, CPA CA, CEO
Lesley Barraball, Director of  Children’s Mental Health Services
Jennifer Berry, Director of  Communications
Ted Conlin, CPA CA, Director of Business
Debbie Engel, Director of Community Services
Julie Newman, Manager, Human Resources & Risk
Amy Tupling, Director of Pathways to Education Kitchener

 

Client Rights

Client Rights

As a Client of Carizon, you have the right to:

~ Participate in Your Care

~ Be Respected

~ Quality and Confidentiality

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

HEAD OFFICE HOURS AT 400 QUEEN ST., KITCHENER

Mondays – Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Environment

Environment

SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT

Please be advised that Carizon is a scent-free environment. Carizon has staff, volunteers, clients and visitors with scent sensitivities. Please avoid using scented products before your visit.

Thank you!