Clinical Philosophy

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life for children in the context of their family and community (CCTB Mission and Values Statement). We strive to provide the right service, at the right time in

the right place in collaboration with as determined by the child and family. As per Board direction, we strive to provide quality services that are:

  • Client-centred: The client’s goals and preferences are respected, culturally appropriate and placed at the centre of service. People are treated with respect and dignity.

  • Efficient: The care a client receives is well coordinated, not duplicated, and their time is respected.

  • Effective: The client receives the right treatment, and it contributes to improving their health.

  • Equitable: Clients can access services that benefit them regardless of the equity barriers they face, meaning no matter what they have, who they are or where live, they have equal access to services. Clients are treated equally in the system.

  • Safe: The client will not be harmed physically or emotionally.

  • Timely: Clients know how long they must wait for services and why. The time waiting was safe and appropriate for the situation.


To deliver on our mission and quality expectations, our clinical practices shall embrace the following nine principles to produce meaningful change for children and families:

  1. Collaboratively integrate the client voice and perspective within all phases of service, evaluation, and program planning.

  1. Utilize a family-systems approach that actively includes caregivers, parents and other family members. As per our Mission, and as determined by the child and/or family, the word family includes what a person would call or define as their family.

  1. Develop and use healthy therapeutic relationships.

  2. Be flexible and responsive working to intervene as early as possible in the child’s life.

  3. Use a multi-disciplinary approach to employ evidence-informed treatments.

  4. Adopt a systems-level community-based approach to collaboration, partnership and service delivery.

  1. Minimize and remove barriers to improve accessibility by employing anti-racist, anti-oppression, and social determinants of health perspective.

  2. Be inclusive, welcoming, and support cultural safety.

  3. Adopt a two-eyed seeing approach to healing and wellness that values both Western and Indigenous practices