System Gap

Currently, young persons with complex mental health and addiction service needs and their families experience increased vulnerability due to system navigation challenges, variations in approaches to care, and a lack of interconnectedness between youth and adult services.


The Four Counties Service Collaborative has used the guidelines from The Track Study as a basis to form a protocol outlining the process for child to adult transitions. The protocol identifies the common standards for the preferred transition pathways from child and youth services into adult services for youth who are:
• Aged 14-24;
• Experiencing mental health and/or addictions issues;
• Marginalized due to a complexity of needs; and
• Who are in need of services and transitioning between services.

Organizations have approved the use of these common standards in their approach to transitioning youth. Two initial groups have been identified to implement their different approaches, and align them with the common standards. These groups will support transitions across the Peterborough County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Local Evaluation Plan

The local evaluation for the Four Counties Service Collaborative will serve as a tool for the region to reflect on their progress in implementing the intervention and ensuring its sustainability. The evaluation plan will be developed as the Collaborative moves into the installation stage.


Exploration - complete Installation - complete Initial Implementation - in progress Full Implementation

For more information, please contact:

Shauna MacEachern
613.569.6024 ext. 78208