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Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)

The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is a community-based team located in Keswick, Ontario. 

Under the guidelines of ACT Ontario, the ACTT program services clients who are struggling with a serious and persistent mental illness and who need intensive longer term treatment and care. The goal is to minimize hospitalization and to improve quality of life to clients in their own community. 

Utilizing an interdisciplinary team, the mandate of the program is to service the clients “where they are at.” As such, our team provides all their services to the client in their home or in their community. The ACT Team is comprised of Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, a Psychiatrist, and a Program Assistant.

Admission Criteria:

  • Clients must be 18 – 54 years of age.
  • Clients must have severe and persistent mental illness with psychosis such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective or Bipolar Disorder with a past history of multiple hospital admissions and psychiatric treatment.
  • Clients and/or the Substitute Decision Makers must be agreeable to ACTT services

This Program is Not Suitable For:

  • Clients with mild to moderate mental health issues
  • Clients who refuse treatment
  • Clients with a brain injury or a developmental delay as the primary diagnosis
  • History of violence (sexual or physical)

Referral Information

  • Referrals are accepted from physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental health services.
  • Referral from must be completed and submitted to Streamlined Access.
  • Once ACTT receives the referral, an intake will be completed and a team decision will be made if the client meets criteria for ACTT services.


Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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