Northern Youth Services (NYS) provides services to its youth population by authority of its annual service agreement with the Province of Ontario - Ministry of ChildrenCommunity and Social Services (MCCSS). As with other organizations operating for the public good, and doing so through the engagement of employees, NYS complies with a large variety of legislative acts and other governmental directives.


The daily care of youth for whom NYS is responsible is provided in compliance and in respect of rights as stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Child and Family Services Act and the French Language Services Act, among others.

Northern Youth Services operates five different programs in Northern Ontario; one residential program and four community programs.

Fair Notice

Community Threat Assessment Protocol

Northern Youth Services Inc.  is committed to providing safe environments for all individuals young persons, staff, visitors and community members.

When a person’s behaviour poses a serious threat to their safety or the safety of others, the Community Threat Assessment Protocol may be activated.

The protocol will guide agency personnel to respond quickly to threatening behaviour and put measures into place to protect others and the individual(s) of concern.

When the Community Threat Assessment Protocol is activated parents/guardians of young persons will be notified.

Northern Youth Services Inc., Police Services and Community partners, including School Boards will work together to assess the threat and implement interventions.

The Community Protocol Partners will share information, advice and support, and plans will be developed to minimize risk.

The parents/guardians of a young person who made the threat have an important role to play in the process of gathering information and establishing a plan for the young person, which will enable the team to evaluate and minimize risk.

If a concern for safety still exists, and parents/guardians cannot be reached, or if they choose not to provide consent to share information, the threat assessment at a Stage One will proceed.

In sharing personal information, each individual’s right to privacy will be balanced with the need to ensure the safety of all.

If you have any questions regarding the Community Threat Assessment Protocol,

please contact:   Lora Wright, Northern Youth Services Inc, Executive Director


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