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Mission Statement

We work collaboratively with consumer/survivors and families to improve lives through information, networking, self-help, mutual support, and partnership. All programs and services, including volunteer-delivered programs, are delivered by people who identify as having direct personal experience of mental health extremes and/or homelessness and/or people who identify as psychiatric consumer/survivors as part of our peer support philosophy.

Our Charitable number # 86775 6686 RR0001

For some, rediscovering hope stems from a single conversation with a person who was once in a similar situation.

The Peer Navigator program establishes a peer navigator/peer supporter to the established Emergency Department Crisis Teams at North York General Hospital (NYGH) and Southlake Regional Health Centre (SRHC).

The Peer Navigator provides peer support to people attending at the Emergency Department (ED) who demonstrate and acknowledge  distress related to mental health &/or addiction challenges until clinicians and crisis workers are able to initiate their assessment.

The peer navigator assists people seeking care in the ED by connecting patients with community support. Drawing from their own lived experiences with mental health and/or addiction challenges, shared experiences and mutual understanding between the peer navigator and a patient can inspire hope, enhance recovery, and improve the quality of the patient experience both in the Emergency Department (ED) and through the rest of the health care system.

The program is funded through an annual investment by the Central Local Health Integration Network to enhance the health of those who seek care in the ED.

​For further information on the Peer Navigator program, please contact Theresa Claxton-Wali, Coordinator at t.claxton@krasmancentre.com or 905-780-0491 ext. 125

Acknowledgments & Accreditation
The Krasman Centre is generously funded by:

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Proudly Awarded Primer Accreditation through Accreditation Canada!
Important Announcements & Facebook Links

The Krasman Centre is excited to announce some of our new and up and coming programs:

Wellness Collaborative Initiative in Partnership with Addictions Services York Region, Vita Nova, Black Creek Community Health Centre, Across Boundaries and Caritas

South Simcoe Peer Outreach Program

Coming Soon ~ Peer Recovery Education Program

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Charitable number # 86775 6686 RR0001

Check out our facebook pages at:

Richmond Hill facebook page

Alliston facebook page

Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Service

The Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Service is now 24 hours per day, 7 days per week Call 1-888-777-0979

Contact Information

Main Office (Richmond Hill)

10121 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 1T7
tel: 905-780-0491
fax: 905-780-1960

Satellite Office (Alliston)

17 Paris Street
Alliston, ON
L9R 1J3
tel: 705-435-0054
fax: 705-435-6340

Toll Free: 1-888-780-0724

LOFT Crosslinks partnership (Newmarket)

102 Main Street S
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 3Y7
Hours of Operation

Richmond Hill