June 5th, 2017

Lead Agency Provincial Priorities Report – to guide system transformation of infant, child, and youth mental health services in Ontario.

Click here for English version:  MoMH-Report-EN-Print

Click here for French version:  MoMH-Full-FR-Print

Mental Health Awareness Workshops for Coaches

April 27th, 2017

Click here to view details:  Mental Health Awareness Workshops for Coaches


April 20th, 2017

Every year 1 in 5 people across Canada will face a mental health issue or illness.  Lets raise awareness of this important issue and help to end the stigma.     Click  Children’s Mental Health Week 2017  for more details or to get involved.

Supporting Mental Health at Brechin Public School

March 29th, 2017

Click link to view article.  Supporting Mental Health at Brechin Public School

New Path is Looking for Board Members

March 16th, 2017

Click here to view our Board Recruitment Ad 2017

New Art Show in Reflections Gallery – June 1, 2016

May 30th, 2016

We will be featuring the work of local artist Miriam Kalliomaki in Reflections Art Gallery at Barrie Common Roof, beginning Wednesday June 1st.  Her pieces are nature & wildlife based and she creates her pieces in pastels and ink.  The opening will be happening from 1-3:30 in Reflections Gallery (Meeting Room 1).  Refreshments will be served.

New Path receives grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation

February 22nd, 2016

Click  New Path Receives Trillium Grant  for full report

New Path Receives Donation from RBC

May 11th, 2015

New Path Foundation was presented with a cheque in the amount of $50,000.00 this past Friday, May 8th at their offices in Collingwood.  The RBC Foundation made the contribution in support of its Children’s Mental Health Project which provides funding to mental health initiatives across the country.  Funds from this donation will be used to support New Path Youth and Family Services; specifically walk-in clinics for children and youth in the communities of Barrie, Orillia and Collingwood.

About RBC Foundation’s Children’s Mental Health Project
All kids should feel healthy inside and out. The RBC Children’s Mental Health Project has provided more than $20 million to organizations dedicated to helping kids and families get the programs and resources they need.

Below is a picture of folks from Royal Bank and staff and Board members from New Path accepting this generous donation.

RBC Foundation Cheque Presentation - Collingwood

Pictured (from left to right) are Frank Berdan (RBC); Elizabeth McKeeman  (New Path, Director of Services); Margaret Hildebrandt (New Path Board); Mary-Jo Million (RBC); Glen Newby (New Path, CEO); Charlotte Wallis (RBC); Karen Wakeman (New Path staff); Sandra Dankevy (New Path staff); Charlotte Fergusson (New Path Supervisor), Greg Pope (RBC/New Path Board) & Tara Shute (New Path staff).

Lisa Kalfus, New Path Supervisor, Receives The New Mentality Youth Engagement Excellence Award!

November 26th, 2014
Lisa K - New Mentality

Lisa (center) with New Path Managers at the Award Ceremony in Toronto

Lisa Kalfus has been a long time trailblazer for Youth Engagement and was instrumental in bringing Youth Engagement to New Path.  At an Award Ceremony in Toronto on November 24th, Lisa was presented with  The New Mentality’s Youth Engagement Excellence Award.  This award was presented to people who have made a significant contribution to the New Mentality and have been leaders in the field of Youth Engagement.  Lisa’s incredible committment to Youth Engagement has made a lasting impact on youth, communities, organizations and the Children’s Mental Health sector.  Congratulations Lisa!  We, at New Path, are very proud of you and everything you have done to move Youth Engagement forward.

Midland Men’s Group Press Release

October 2nd, 2014

Partner Abuse Response Services Program to Replace Men’s Group in Midland

Barrie, ON – October 2, 2014 – New Path Youth and Family Services and Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County are pleased to announce the launch of a Partner Abuse Response Services Program (PARS) in Midland. In 2015 men seeking services for domestic violence from Catholic Family Services will be invited to participate in the New Path PARS Program

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County has been providing the Men’s Group, a group program for men who are abusive and/or controlling in their personal relationships, for over 15 years in the Midland community. The Men’s Group has assisted over 400 men in the North Simcoe community develop healthy relationship based on partnership and equality. This group program is being replaced by the PARS Program.

The New Path Partner Assault Response Services Program (PARS) is a Domestic Violence Court Initiative which delivers a specialized community-based group intervention to offenders who have been mandated by the court to attend the PARS Program in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence.  The 12 session program, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Ontario Victim Services, is a court-ordered sanction that provides offenders with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic abuse and to learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict. Funding is also provided to offer victims and/or current partners with safety planning, support and referrals to community resources, as well as information about the offender’s progress.

Glen Newby, CEO at New Path and Peter Nagora, Manager of the PARS Program, would like to “Thank Catholic Family Services for providing many years of quality service to men who have been abusive and/or controlling in their personal relationships.  The PARS Program is very pleased to have the opportunity to enhance our services in Midland.” New Path Youth and Family Services is a multi-service child and youth mental health center serving all of Simcoe County from 8  locations across the County.

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County will continue to provide services in the Midland area through their Walk-In Counselling Clinics and Individual, Couple and Family Counselling. The counselling services are open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation or financial status, living or working in Simcoe County.

For more information on Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County go to www.cfssc.ca or call Michelle Bergin, Manager of Client Services at (705) 726.2503×105.

For more information on New Path Youth and Family Services go to www.newpath.ca or call Peter Nagora, Manager of the PARS Program at (705) 726.2833.