Skylark - born from the merging of Delisle Youth Services and Oolagen Youth Mental Health - is a leading Toronto-based charity dedicated to children, young people and their families struggling with complex mental health and developmental needs.
We collaborate with children, youth and families with complex mental health and/or developmental needs to enhance their well-being, resilience and capabilities. We provide coordinated access and service resolution to expand the capacity of community partners responding to complex needs.
A community of services that builds the social, emotional and developmental capacity for children, youth and families to realize their full potential.
- Collaboration and Partnerships
- Youth and Family Engagement
About Skylark Children, Youth & Families
For nearly 90 years combined, Oolagen and Delisle Youth Services have helped Toronto young people and their families overcome the devastating emotional, social and psychological effects of complex mental health and developmental needs. Skylark is a community of services that builds the social, emotional and developmental capacity for children, youth and families to realize their full potential.
Skylark employs ground breaking techniques, programs and services - such as Toronto's first adolescent mental health walk-in clinics and Toronto's only special needs team.
To take a look at our Audited Financial Statements, visit our website here.
To read our Annual Reports, visit our website here.
What People Are Saying
"The support provided by Delisle['s Day Treatment Program] has been one of the most significant factors in helping her to attend school on a more consistent basis again & to feel comfortable in a classroom environment. The teachers & youth workers [...] are invested in the success of each student. "
— Anonymous Parent, Read More
"The TDSB partnership with DYS is student success-oriented. The teachers offer a wide selection of high school courses in small, supportive classrooms that are flexible to the academic and treatment needs of the student [...] with the students' physical, mental & emotional well-being at the forefront"
— TDSB Section 23 Teacher, Read More
"Anxiety was controlling my every move. The Merge Program showed me how to fight back and helped me reclaim the upper hand over my mental state. "
— Merge Student, Read More
"As soon as I got here last September, I knew I would have a good time [...] People accepted me for who I am. Everyone was totally supportive and encouraging."
— Conrad Richter, Read More