The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Center (DSYTC) is a non-profit, community-based agency dedicated to helping young people (ages 13-21) and families across Ontario overcome drug use and mental health-related issues. DSYTC programs and services include: comprehensive assessment, three months of live-in treatment, academic programming, pro-social recreation, psychiatric support, nurse, general practitioner, 3 months of continuing after-care support and family benefits. Our mission is to provide young people and families in need with integrated, evidence-based addiction and mental health care, delivered by competent professionals in a caring and compassionate environment. Our vision: Healthy, resilient young people and families who have hope and life skills to create a positive future.
At first glance:
Year of establishment: 1993
Total revenue for the last financial year: 3,869,204
Facebook: / davesmithyouthtreatmentcenter
Top sources of funding:
- Government: 92%
- Donations: 8%
Geographical focus area: Ottawa, the Champlain region and the provincial resource for the whole of Ontario
How you can help
Our critical financing needs fall into two main categories: capital and operational. Our capital requirements relate to our ongoing campaign to build a new 30-bed treatment facility and merge our three aging facilities into a single-campus model. Doing so would increase access to much-needed treatment, reduce waiting times and provide a sustainable long-term infrastructure for our healthcare sector. Operational funding needs include resources that support day-to-day programming, such as recreational / sports equipment, art supplies, smoking cessation medicine, staff training, IT equipment (such as laptops), and graduate scholarships.
Given our vulnerable population and the sensitive issues they deal with, we must limit ourselves to recruiting, selecting and incorporating volunteers who bring specific skills to help meet customer needs (as opposed to those who have a general interest in helping). Examples of current or former volunteers include: yoga / fitness instructors, financial management coaches, career counselors, hairdressers, photography teachers, support animal guides, land maintenance, and educational mentors. We also welcome fundraising volunteers to help our philanthropy team.
Call 613-594-8333 x1201 to inquire.
Events and fundraising
Let us be your preferred charity, and work together to tailor an interactive employee engagement campaign that will; Strengthen your social responsibility by helping young people and families in need of life change, live-in treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems.
Drop The Shame Golf Tournament
Drop The Shame Golf Tournament was founded by one of our former graduate clients, who created this annual tournament to help escape the shame of young people’s addiction and mental health. Every year, he honors a member of the community for being a part of his village of change.
Join our village of change by participating in our 5th annual tournament in July 2022.
Visit www.droptheshame.ca for details.
The village of HOPE
Be a part of our Village of HOPE and help us support Ontario’s youth and families struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Contact Cindy for details
firstname.lastname@example.org 613.594.8333 local number 1201
Visit our website to see a list of our upcoming events hosted by ourselves or third-party groups such as Algonquin College.
Board members and executive boards
Chairman of the Board
Male Live-In Treatment Campus
1986 Scotch Corners Rd.
Carleton Place, ON
Female Live-in Treatment Campus
1883 Bradley Side Rd.
ONEftercare & Administrative Campus
112 Willowlea Rd.