Transition Child and Adolescent Program

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

The Transitional Day Program (TDP) promotes the gradual transition of the individual back to their home, school, and the community. The Transitional Day Program also allows the individual to return to their family/home at night while still participating in therapeutic and academic activities in the hospital program. Admission to the TDP allows for a thorough medication assessment, diagnostic clarification, crisis intervention and stabilization of the individual by an interdisciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, social worker, nurse, child & youth worker, two teachers, educational assistant and other disciplines as required. Patients attending the program will participate in the classroom to promote academic achievement while receiving therapy.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

If a child or adolescent no longer needs the protective environment of the hospital, but is still unable to function in the community setting, they are considered for the Transitional Day Program. Referral sources include referrals from the inpatient unit, the outpatient department, the Emergency Department, family physicians, paediatricians, schools and the Children`s Aid Society. Requirements include involvement of immediate family with regularly scheduled appointments throughout the transition experience. Individuals in this program are required to maintain abstinence from street drugs and alcohol while in the transition program. Medical clearance in the form of a doctor`s note is also required in order to be admitted to the program. Referrals can be faxed to intake after which an appointment will be scheduled.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-242-1000 ext. 43170
Fax 416-242-1024

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 6 to 18 years of age.
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Abstinence required




Main Hours

Monday 0900-1500
Tuesday 0900-1500
Wednesday 0900-1500
Thursday 0900-1500
Friday 0900-1500