Philosophy & Approach


Alcohol and drug addiction is not a character flaw or a moral failing but rather a chronic health condition which deserves to be treated with care, backed by evidence-based treatment in a safe environment that fosters consistent, positive outcomes. This philosophy is at the root of the experience that every youth and family can count on when choosing to enter our doors.

In addition to our internal focus which emphasizes optimal care and advocacy for all we serve, the DSYTC prides itself on supporting the growth and development of the broader mental health and addiction sector. To this end, the DSYTC actively participates on numerous advisory committees and Communities of Pratice (CoP) at the municipal and provincial level, as well as consults with partners and key governing bodies within Canada and the United States.