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

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

STRATEGIC PLAN 2013- 2018

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 Neutral, Anishnawbe and the Haudenosaunee People.

Funders

Funders
UNITED WAY

United Way logo

 

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Immigrant, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

Ministry of Child and Youth Services
Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ministry of Health
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integrated Network

REGION OF WATERLOO

Counselling Grant
Community Services Grant

CITY OF WATERLOO
THE KITCHENER AND WATERLOO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
LUTHERWOOD
LYLE S. HALLMAN FOUNDATION
NUTRITION FOR LEARNING
PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION CANADA
WATERLOO REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Leadership

BOARD MEMBERS

Holly Harkins-Manning, President
Amy Butler
D’Arcy Delamere
Susan Dusick
Ramanjit Gill
Craig McNiven
Lori Payne
Dorothee Retterath
Elizabeth Sproule
Barney Strassburger Jr.
Derek Vollebregt

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tracy Elop, CPA CA, CEO
Lesley Barraball, Director of  Children’s Mental Health Services
Jennifer Berry, Director of  Communications
Angela McNeill, Director of Operations
Debbie Engel, Director of Community Services
Julie Newman, Manager, Human Resources & Risk
Shannon Nicholson, Director of Clinical Counselling

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 – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Every other Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (last appt at 1 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!