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69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON, L7P 0T3
Phone: 905-689-4727
Fax: 905-689-2474

Woodview is an accredited community-based organization with over 60 years of experience, providing mental health and autism services to over 4,000 individuals and families in Brant, Halton, and Hamilton. With a team of over 200 staff and volunteers, Woodview delivers over 30 programs at 22 sites. The multi-disciplinary team includes Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, Autism Specialists, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, and consulting professionals, offering individualized and person-centered services. We’re here for you.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality mental health and autism services and supports to individuals and families within an inclusive environment that inspires hope and strengthens lives. 

Our vision is to be a leading provider of mental health and autism services in Ontario, ensuring everyone has a voice, feels valued, and has a sense of belonging. 

Our Story

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services has a rich history dating back to 1853 when the Sisters of St. Joseph established orphanages in Hamilton. Over time, the focus shifted from orphanages to mental health care, leading to the incorporation of Woodview in 1960. The 1970s saw the introduction of new methodologies, including residential and day treatment services. The 1980s and 1990s marked further expansion, including the establishment of Woodview Manor for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

In response to evolving community needs, the 2000s saw a shift towards community-based mental health programs and expanded services for children with autism. The 2010s brought significant milestones, including the opening of The Mischa Weisz Centre for Autism Services and Woodview becoming the Lead Agency for Child and Youth Mental Health in Brant in 2015. 

Today, Woodview operates from its Burlington head office with satellite offices in Burlington, Georgetown, Hamilton, and Brantford, serving the communities of Halton, Hamilton, and Brantford. The organization is committed to supporting children and youth facing mental health challenges and individuals with autism, placing them and their families at the center of all we do. Woodview embraces diversity, treats everyone with dignity and respect, and works to remove barriers to engagement in services. 

Woodview is dedicated to responding to community needs by providing quality mental health and autism services that focus on skill-building, coping strategies, relationships, independence, and resilience. The organization offers a continuum of flexible services and tracks performance to ensure effectiveness. 

Mental Health Programs include day treatment, outreach, intensive services, early identification and intervention, counseling, small group therapy, respite services, caregiver peer support, and youth engagement.Autism Programs feature center-based services, family skill development, skills groups, on-demand webinars, Woodview Learning Centre (an alternative school for students with autism), day programs for adults with autism, and residential and supported independent living for adults with autism.

Services Client Demographics

Flora Ennis
Executive Director
905-689-4727 x 114
fennis@woodview.ca

Irene Richmond
Director, Human Resources
905-689-4727 x 112
irichmond@woodview.ca

Melissa Fitzgerald
Director, Finance
905-689-4727 x 126
mfitzgerald@woodview.ca

Christine Dragojlovich
Director, Services
519-752-5308 x 113
cdragojlovich@woodview.ca

Brook Gardner
Director, System Planning
519-752-5308 x 101
bgardner@woodview.ca

Woodview has a highly trained team of Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) providers. Meet our autism services' clinical team: https://woodview.ca/bcba-service-providers

Achievement/Awards And Recognition

Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, Non-Profit category 2024

  • Finalist (awaiting results from May 21 event)

Brantford Community Votes 

  • Gold in the Best Non-Profit category (2023)

Charity Village Best Nonprofit Employer Workplace for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (20+ Staff) Award 

  • Finalist (2023)

Charity Village Best Nonprofit Employer Workplace for Mental Health (20+ Staff) Award 

  • Finalist (2022)

Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, Diversity & Inclusion category 

  • Finalist (2022)

Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) Four-Year Accreditation: 

  • November 2020 (currently entering next audit in 2024)

Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award:

  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018

Our Partners

Community partnerships are a key part of Woodview's strategy to increase its impact and reach more families. By being a member of local Chambers of Commerce in Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, Brantford, Paris, Hamilton, and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce, as well as Canada's 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), Woodview is able to connect with local businesses and service clubs. These connections facilitate resource sharing, enable knowledge exchange, enhance visibility, and improve sustainability, all of which help build support for Woodview's work in supporting children, youth, and families facing mental health challenges and individuals with autism.

Woodview is a proud member of Autism Ontario, CCDI, CASDA, OASIS, and CMHO. At the national and provincial level, Woodview works with partners such as CAMH, CMHO, DSO, OTN, PCMH, The New Mentality, and Unity for Autism. At the local level, partnerships include the Brantford Brant Norfolk Ontario Health Team, partner agencies, and school boards.

Learn More About Us

Discover a career that inspires hope and strengthens lives: https://woodview.ca/careers

Join our engagement network where your voice and story make a difference: https://woodview.ca/engagement

Learn how the gift of hope makes a difference: https://woodview.ca/donate-now

Subscribe to our newsletter: https://woodview.ca/newsletter

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