Carizon Family and Community Services

Site: Carizon Office

Service: Pathways to Education

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Organization Details
Alternate Name CV19
Areas Served Kitchener
Description & Services
Description (Service) Supports youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future.
Hours Mon-Fri * hours vary depending on service required
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up 
High school students 
  • Age Requirements: Ages: 14 year(s) and up 
  • Residency Requirements: Open to high school students in: Chandler-Mowat, which includes Valleyview Rd, Chandler Dr, Mowat Blvd, Howe Dr, Windale Cres, and several others; Kingsdale, which includes Courtland-Shelley, Traynor-Vanier, Cedarwoods Cres, Connaught St, Kingsway Dr, Balfour Cres, and many others. 
Application Please contact for more information or to make a referral
Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; Various languages
Fees None
Service Categories Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-743-6333
Fax 519-743-3496
Primary Contact Debbie Engel, Director, Community Services, Carizon Family and Community Services; Phone: 519-743-6333 ext 2384; Email:
Alternate Contact Tracy Elop, CEO, Carizon Family and Community Services; Phone: 519-743-6333 ext 1232; Email:
Address and Location Information
Public Comments COVID-19 Update: Carizon is now open.  
Now offering pre-arranged in-person services for clients, on a case by case basis. Also continuing to offer services over the phone and through video calls. Offering face-to-face services for select counselling, community services, and children’s mental health programs, on a case by case basis. Based on client needs, Carizon staff will determine and pre-arrange an in-person service as needed.  
To arrange Children’s Mental Health Services through Front Door, please call 519-749-2932 and press 1 when prompted. To make a counselling appointment, please call 519-743-6333 and press 1 when prompted. If you call outside our regular hours or if we are on the phone, please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you are in crisis, please call Here 24/7 at 1 (844) 437-3247 or 9-1-1.  
To connect with the Community Services team, please call your regular contact. They are available and will talk with you to determine how we can provide the right services to meet your current needs.  
To get food at our Community Centres, please call us at the following times and numbers and we’ll book you an appointment:  
Erb West – Call 519-497-8254 between 12 noon-3 pm on Mon or Tue.  
Paulander – Call 519-741-1152 between 12 noon-3 pm on Wed, Thu or Fri.  
To find resources that might help you or your family during this challenging time please check out our COVID-19 response website and/or follow us on social media by searching ‘Carizon’. We will be updating our social media feeds and website with new resources regularly.
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
645 Westmount Rd E
Kitchener, ON N2E 3S3
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Intersection Westmount St. and Ottawa St.
Mailing Address c/o Carizon Family and Community Services 
400 Queen St S 
Kitchener, ON N2G 1W7
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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