The organization was founded in 1988 by four social workers from what was then the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre. Wendat developed a range of services not just for adults with a mental illness, but also for seniors with care needs. It currently offers 11 programs, employs 65 people and serves close to 2,000 individuals annually.
From the beginning Wendat has had a focus on housing. The very first programs offered by the agency were a Housing Registry and a group home called Wendakay House, funded through the Community Mental Health branch of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
In 2001, we were ranked one of the top psychiatric rehabilitation programs in the world by a five-year study funded through the World Health Organization, following which we received a provincial program award of excellence from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. To date, Wendat has received more than 18 awards of excellence, most of which were for excellence in service delivery.
Wendat Community Programs is funded by many partners within our service communities. Special thanks to:
- Ministry of Health and Long Term Care/North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network
- Fundraising Activities
|Andrea Abbott-Kokosin||Executive Director|
|Sherry Allan||Program Manager, Adult Mental Health Services|
|Deborah Montgomery||Supervisor Crisis Services|
|Heather Cusson||Supervisor Case Management|
|Zina Thomson||Supervisor, Psychogeriatric Services|
|Charlotte Nicholson||Financial Administrator|
|Darlene Forget||Program Supervisor, Social Club|
|Kathy Jolie||Program Supervisor, Seniors Supportive Housing|
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