William W Creighton Youth Services

Site: Kenora - Portage Youth Centre

Service: Youth Justice Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Visiting and phone calls are restricted to immediate family or guardian, lawyers and agency workers
Description (Service) Operates a youth custody and detention facility 
  • Provides 24-hour supervison and rehabilitation programs and services to encourage positive lifestyle 
  • Arranges family and community involvement as much as possible 
  • Facilitates visits with parents and siblings
 
Services provided are:
 
Advocacy 
  • Assigns a prime worker to each youth who arranges for their needs in areas such as medical, legal and clothing 
  • Acts as liaison between youth and parents and agencies
 
Education 
  • Operates 2 classrooms through the Keewatin-Patricia Board of Education 
  • Provides class instruction to youth
 
Medical 
  • Arranges a doctor's examination to ensure good health 
  • Makes follow-up appointments with specialists, dentists, optometrist and other health professionals as needed
 
Observation and Evaluation 
  • Conducts 24-hour observations and behavioural assessments to determine required needs and best helps for each youth
 
Recreation 
  • Offers a large variety of supervised recreational activities for open-custody youth on the premises and in community 
  • Offers activities for secure-custody youth in the outdoor yard of facility or in the multipurpose room
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Communities in Grand Council Treaty #3
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Youth in conflict with the law and have been sentenced to either open custody, secure custody or on orders to reside
Application Referrals accepted: 
  • Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) or 
  • From police with a court order signed by a judge or a Justice of the Peace admitting a youth to detention or custody
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-548-8859
Toll Free Phone Youth Centre 1-866-767-8241 
Main Office 1-877-548-2837
Fax 807-548-3062
Website www.creightonyouth.com
Primary Executive Sheri Norlen, Manager of Residential Services, Portage Youth Centre; Email: snorlen@creightonyouth.com
Alternate Executive Brenda Cryderman, Director of Services, William W Creighton Youth Services; Phone: 807-345-4456; Email: bcryderman@creightonyouth.com
Located In Community Kenora
Address 436 Rabbit Lake Rd
Kenora, ON P9N 4M3
 
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Intersection Rabbit Lake Rd and Ritchie Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator to all levels
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)