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About Carizon

Carizon specializes in 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 in more than 70 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

We help families thrive in their communities by strengthening their mental health and wellbeing.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

  1. Deepen our Family Focus
  2. Innovate to Improve Customer Experience
  3. Build Carizon Culture
  4. Promote System Change Through Collaboration

Values

Be your whole self

We embrace individuality and believe every person has value

Be a proud Carizon ambassador

At work and in serving our communities

Be relentless in pursuing a better tomorrow

A continuous journey of innovation, collaboration and growth

STRATEGIC PLAN 2018 – 2022

Charitable Registration Number: 10688 0115 RR0001

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL TERRITORY

With gratitude and appreciation Carizon acknowledges that we live, learn and benefit within the boundaries of the Haldimand Tract, which includes 6 miles on each side of the Grand River.  This is the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnawbe and the Haudenosaunee People.

Accredited by Canadian Centre for Accreditation

Funders

Funders
UNITED WAY

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Immigrant, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Employment and Social Development Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada

 

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION

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PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Ministry of Health

 

CITY OF WATERLOO

 

CITY OF KITCHENER

 

THE COWAN FOUNDATION

 

THE KITCHENER AND WATERLOO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

LUTHERWOOD

 

LYLE S. HALLMAN FOUNDATION

 

PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION CANADA

 

SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS WATERLOO REGION

 

WATERLOO REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

 

WATERLOO-WELLINGTON LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK

 

Leadership

BOARD MEMBERS

Lori Payne, Board President
Dorothee Retterath, Past President and Acting Vice Chair
Amy Butler
D’Arcy Delamere
Benton Leong
Mathuri Mayakrishnan
Ryan McCartney
Craig McNiven
Sherry Wagler
Gillian Wells
William Zhou

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tracy Elop, FCPA FCA, CEO
Lisa Akey, Director of Clinical Counselling
Lesley Barraball, Director of  Children’s Mental Health Services
Debbie Engel, Director of Community Services
Julie NewmanDirector of Talent Management and Engagement
Kavita Ramkumar,
Director of Corporate Supports

Sandra Villarraga, Director of Development

Learn about Carizon’s CEO on “The Global Shuffle” Podcast Interview with Derek Vollebregt

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

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Remote sessions are available by appointment only on select Saturdays.

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!

Publications

Publications

2020 SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT

We are humbled by the incredible support we received from you, our generous donors, sponsors, volunteers, students, and partners. Your generosity means so much to us. More importantly, your generosity means important life changes for the families we serve. Thank you for believing in the work we do. We are thrilled to share a few of the ways our community came together this year to help families thrive.