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William W Creighton Youth Services
Youth Justice Services, Kenora
Creighton Youth Centre

Operates a youth custody and detention facility
  • Provides 24-hour supervison and rehabilitation programs and services to encourage positive lifestyle
  • Arranges family and community involvement as much as possible
  • Facilitates visits with parents and siblings

Services provided are:

  • Assigns a prime worker to each youth who arranges for their needs in areas such as medical, legal and clothing
  • Acts as liaison between youth and parents and agencies

  • Operates 2 classrooms through the Keewatin-Patricia Board of Education
  • Provides class instruction to youth

  • Arranges a doctor's examination to ensure good health
  • Makes follow-up appointments with specialists, dentists, optometrist and other health professionals as needed

Observation and Evaluation
  • Conducts 24-hour observations and behavioural assessments to determine required needs and best helps for each youth

  • Offers a large variety of supervised recreational activities for open-custody youth on the premises and in community
  • Offers activities for secure-custody youth in the outdoor yard of facility or in the multipurpose room
Visiting and phone calls are restricted to immediate family or guardian, lawyers and agency workers
Hours of Operation
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmMon-Sun 24 hours
Youth in conflict with the law and have been sentenced to either open custody, secure custody or on orders to reside

Age Requirements: Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s);
Application Process
Referrals accepted:
  • Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) or
  • From police with a court order signed by a judge or a Justice of the Peace admitting a youth to detention or custody
Fully Accessible ; Elevator to all levels
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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