Who We Are

Lynwood Charlton Centre is a publicly funded charitable organization in the City of Hamilton.  As a Children’s Mental Health Centre, our mission is: To support children, youth and families to achieve better mental health.   We provide a spectrum of innovative and evidence-informed, mental health services. These include include Intensive Out of Home Programs, day treatment, school, home, and community-based services for children, youth and their families.

The Centre is funded and licensed by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.


Lead Agency

Lynwood Charlton Centre is the Lead Agency for the Hamilton service area for Moving on Mental Health. This is a Ministry initiated plan to transform the experiences of children, youth and families dealing with mental health issues, and strengthen the community-based system for delivering mental health services to them.

Through our Lead Agency role, we are responsible for leading and facilitating system reform in Hamilton.

To do this, we work collaboratively with other child and youth mental health service providers, other affiliated community partners including our child welfare, health, and school board partners, and parents and youth engaged in our services.

Our Services & Programs

We incorporate the best practices across all modes of our services, including in our individual, family and group work.  Our services are listed below.