Community Resources

Children's Early Years Resources 

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County of Wellington Children's Early Years Division

The County of Wellington Children's Early Years Division is responsible for the planning of the early years system for the Wellington service delivery area.

Visit the County of Wellington Children's Early Years Division

The County of Wellington uses the Child Care Operating Criteria tool to measure quality in child care.

View the Child Care Operating Criteria Tool

ResilenC eNewsbrief

ResilienC eNewsbrief shares new and important resiliency resources with people who have attended Reaching IN...Reaching OUTᴼᴹ (RIRO) skills training as well as others interested in supporting children's resilience. Our eNewsbrief is sent four times a year.

Subscribe to the (RIRO) ResilienC eNewsbrief

EarlyON Child and Family Centres 

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide children and parents/caregivers opportunities to participate in high quality play and inquiry-based programmes that are led and facilitated by Registered Early Childhood Educators who will model responsive adult-child interactions and support all parents/caregivers in their roles, as defined in, How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. 

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families with young children where they can make connections, find support and advice about parenting and child development and access resources and a network of community supports and specialized services.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres - Guelph and Wellington County


KidsAbility’s Early Years services support our youngest children and their families. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers receive the right help at the right time and families are supported from the first moment that they reach out to KidsAbility. As an integral and active member of their child’s therapy team, our team works with families equipping them with the training and support that they need to be successful.


Mental Health Resources

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Here 24/7

Here 24/7 is your front door to the addictions, mental health, and crisis services provided by 11 agencies across Waterloo Wellington. All you need to do is reach out to us. We'll work together with you to understand what you need and work to get you connected. We do the intake, assessment, and referrals for most local government funded addictions and mental health services. If you need a service outside what Here 24/7 can offer, we'll do our best to link you directly. It’s our job to be your guide, figure out your needs, and help you navigate the system. This leaves you free to focus on maintaining hope and pursuing recovery.

Call anytime: 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247)
Local: 519-821-3582 | TTY: 1-877-866-5501

Visit Here 24/7

Compass Community Services

Since 1964, Compass Community Services has been a premier provider of exceptional, affordable support services to the local community. With locations in Guelph, Fergus, and Mount Forest, we are committed to strengthening individual, couple, and family life. We assist those dealing with physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; trauma; financial problems; and developmental challenges. Compass Community Services offers quick-access walk-in counselling service for those wishing to stop in and speak with a therapist, without making an appointment.

Compass Community Services

Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis

Providing safety, support, information and advocacy to women and their children in Guelph and throughout Wellington County

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis 

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. We serve everyone from children to adults to seniors, all under one roof. Our programs help individuals and families to lead lives filled with meaning and promise. We have 350 staff at offices in Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Fergus, and Mount Forest. We also provide visiting/satellite services in Arthur, Shelburne, Erin, and Palmerston.

CMHA Waterloo Wellington 

Mind Your Mind

Mind Your Mind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

Mind Your Mind


TorchLight has been serving the community for over 45 years, since 1969. Throughout our history, we have been committed to supporting people of all ages, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds when they need a safe place to turn.

Our two main service areas are:

Distress Line / Call-In


  • TeleCheck ~ Dufferin
  • TeleConnect~Guelph








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