Our Mission:

Empowering Families to Stay Together

Our Vision:

Closer to Home is committed to contributing to a future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure. Through the use of evidence-based practices and innovative solutions, CTH strives to preserve, reunify and build stronger families who can care for their children and contribute meaningfully in their community. CTH provides a broad array of strength-based and family-centred services that teach, coach and support children, youth and families to create new possibilities and achieve better futures together.


We take pride in having established a culture that is built upon a unified set of principles:

Respect for Diversity

Practices that accept and promote individual cultures, traditions, spiritual beliefs and lifestyles. Services that are aware of the complexity of social issues related to the historical trauma experienced by Indigenous communities and promote ethical spaces within the organization that respect Indigenous values and worldview related to health, healing, and cultural connections.

Individualized Approaches

Interventions developed to preserve the family, in partnership with the child and family, are strength-based, inclusive, and solution focused.

Effective Services

Integrated quality assurance systems provide the necessary feedback to improve services and facilitate continuous quality improvement that results in better outcomes for children and families.

Outcome-Focused Programs

Meaningful outcomes are identified, measured, and achieved with integrity, excellence, and accountability. The CTH Evaluation and Outcome Framework provides an internal roadmap to better identify salient outcome indicators, reliable measurement tools and clear feedback loops to ensure outcome information is utilized to continuously improve services.

Trauma-Informed Approaches

Interactions with children and families are respectful, dignifying and positive. Interventions are trauma-informed and focused on family preservation and reunification. Children are safe, their voices are heard and valued, and their choices respected.

Client and Stakeholder Satisfaction

Services solicit the opinion of all participants and stakeholders in a systematic manner, and are responsive to identified needs and concerns.

Collaborative and Inclusive

The Organization participates in partnerships that offer benefit to, and increases the social impact of services offered for children, families and communities.