Youth Engagement


Youth Engagement

As the Lead Agency for Children’s Mental Health Sarnia-Lambton, St. Clair Child & Youth Services aims to create a mental health system that makes sense for the children, youth and families of Sarnia-Lambton.  It is an exciting time in children’s mental health and we are pleased to offer local youth the opportunity to truly have a voice and play an important role in this transformation. 

What is Youth Engagement?

Youth engagement empowers youth as valuable partners addressing and making decisions about issues that affect them. And one thing is clear: Young people know their mental health is important and they deserve a say in how it’s supported. Youth engagement means embracing young people’s ideas and perspectives at every level of an organization – including governance, service planning and delivery, and evaluation. It’s about giving up a little bit of control, but trusting it’s still in good hands. – The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.


As Lead Agency for Children's Mental Health, we are committed to empowering youth and providing opportunities for youth to be part of decision-making about local mental health services.  

For more information, please contact our Staff Ally, Emily Powell:

Emily Powell

poweemi [at] stclairchild [dot] ca

(519) 337-3701 ext. 236


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our facilities are closed to the public.  If you require mental health counselling or consultation please call (519) 337-3701.