Program History and Development

The Kinark Outdoor Center is a residential outdoor facility and program area of Kinark Child and Family Services. Its programs are routed in recreational services for the Children's Mental Health sector in Ontario. Over the years the KOC has developed a program richness including expertise and depth as a employer of outdoor educators and adventure facilitators. With a uniquely diverse client group, the KOC's ability to meet group needs and goals is unparalleled in their creation and delivery of programs. 
 
Today the outdoor center's primary service is as a specialized provider of autism respite. With a growing number of clients on a waitlist for clinical services in Ontario, respite has taken on unique importance. Respite is different for each family and the KOC has a menu of respite options. 

We are proud to offer a diverse range of programs. Contact us for more information.