Kinark Child and Family Services

Kinark Child and Family Services

April 29, 2009 16:45 ET

Media Advisory-Kinark Child and Family Services Celebrates Excellence in Child and Youth Work

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - On the eve of Children's Mental Health Week (May 2-9, 2009), Kinark Child Family and Services, a non-profit children's mental health organization in Ontario, is hosting the 18th annual Krista Sepp Memorial Award celebration luncheon on May 1, 2009.

The Krista Sepp Memorial Award was established by Kinark in 1991 to honour the memory of Krista Sepp, who lost her life on February 3, 1989, while performing her duties as a child and youth counselor. Each year, the Krista Sepp Memorial Awards are held to recognize the high quality work and dedication of child and youth counselors/workers from across Ontario.

Robin Thorel of Vanier Children's Services is the recipient of the 2009 Horizon Award, which recognizes the work of a Child and Youth Worker with no more than five years of experience working in the field.

This year's Mentoring Award recipient is Maria Buzdon of the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The Mentoring Award recognizes the ongoing contributions of direct service staff with more than five years of experience.



What: Krista Sepp Memorial Award, recognizing the high quality work
and dedication of child and youth counselors/workers from across
Ontario.

When: Friday, May 1, 2009 at 12 p.m.

Location: Richmond Hill Country Club
8905 Bathurst St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H4


Kinark Child and Family Services

Kinark is a not-for-profit children's mental health organization in Ontario that provides expert help to children and youth, their families and communities. Kinark provides everything from parenting advice to help for children and youth with chronic and multiple mental health issues. In addition, Kinark provides intensive treatment and support to youth in conflict with the law as well as an extensive range of programs for children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Made up of 800 highly trained professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and child and youth workers, Kinark's goal is to help children and youth live socially and emotionally healthy lives.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to arrange an interview
    with Kinark, please contact:
    Kinark Child and Family Services
    Darryl Mathers, Manager, Communications
    905.474.9595 ext. 349 or Cell: 416.918.4419
    Darryl.mathers@kinark.on.ca