Associated Youth Services of Peel

Family Programs

AYSP offers several parenting groups for parents/caregivers, and various support and educational groups for youth throughout the year.


The Counselling Program provides individual and family counselling for children and youth aged 0-17 and/or their families. Sessions are office-based and length of service may be up to 6 months, as determined by client need.

Family Connections

The Family Connections program is an intensive outreach program designed to help stabilize families in times of crisis. It is a short-term intervention lasting approximately 8-10 weeks, for children and youth aged 0-17 and their caregivers.

Multisystemic Therapy Program (MST)

The MST Program is an intensive, short-term intervention (3-5 months) which involves the whole family. It is a home-based, family-focused treatment which  aims to reduce antisocial behaviour and improve family functioning, peer relations, and school performance of youth aged 12-17. Sessions are goal-focused, strength-based, and occur 2+ times a week in the youth’s natural environment.

Parent Adolescent Counselling Program

PAC-P is a home-based, short-term intervention 4-6 months, which aims to decrease family conflict and improve family functioning, peer relations, and school performance. Sessions with youth aged 12-17 and their parents/caregivers are goal-focused, strength-based, and occur once a week in the family home, community or youth’s natural environment.

Recognizing Individual Success and Excellence (RISE)

The RISE Program is a school-based, multifaceted program which addresses the needs of children aged 6-9 who are displaying signs of anti-social behaviour in the classroom, home and community. The program is approximately 4 months in duration and has components which promote and encourage positive behaviour.

TANGERINE Walk-In Counselling

This program provides access to a single session of counselling for children and youth aged 0-17 and/or their parents/caregivers. It is a collaboration between AYSP and EveryMind, running Tuesdays at AYSP and Wednesdays and Thursdays at EveryMind. Hours of service are 9am-8pm, no appointment needed. 

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

The Triple P, Positive Parenting Program, is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents/caregivers simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children/youth’s behaviour and prevent problems from developing.

Working Together with Families (WTWF 0-6)

The WTWF, 0-6 Program is an intensive, home based, family-focused intervention for families and children aged 0-6. It is based on a family preservation service delivery model. Counsellors work together with parents/caregivers to strengthen the parent/child relationship and increase parenting skills and their support systems.

“Positive experience with a great outcome and has improved my mindset towards communicating.”
PAC-P Program Client

What's New!

Gender Journeys in Peel Group

Youth Gender Journeys (YGJ) Peel is a 12-session group for trans and gender-diverse youth, who are exploring their identity and expression. Facilitated by a trans-identified YBB Counsellor, the YGJ group includes topics such as self-identity, coming out, navigating discrimination, transitioning and more.

When: Tuesdays, starting September 29, 2020 (4:30pm - 6:30pm)

Teen Triple P Group

Teen Triple P Group is a broad-focused parenting support program for groups of parents/caregivers with teenagers aged 12-16. Group Triple P is designed for parents/caregivers with concerns about their teenager's behaviour or who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills that will promote their teenager's development and potential. 

When: Thursdays, starting October 8, 2020 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)