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WHO WE ARE
MATC falls under the jurisdiction of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Mental Health Program - Child & Adolescent Mental Services, and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Health.

MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders.

A full continuum of programs and services, both community and hospital based, are available to children, adolescents and their families.

Services range from brief interventions to intensive long-term treatment. Treatment is provided from a variety of perspectives and is delivered in partnership with parents and collateral agencies.

 

MISSION, VISION, VALUES

Mission Statement
MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders.

MATC strives to be sensitive, responsive, and innovative in meeting the changing needs of children, adolescents, families and communities.

Vision Statement
MATC assumes a leadership role in the delivery of a prompt accessible range of integrated mental health services.

MATC creates respectful partnerships with parents and communities to help children and adolescents achieve a maximum possible quality of life.

Values Statement

  • We value the young we serve.
  • We value the way we serve young people.
  • We value families and caregivers.
  • We value professional excellence.
  • We value quality and improvement in everything we do.
  • We value teamwork and involvement.
  • We value the community resource network.

 

LEADERSHIP

MATC Board of Directors

  • Darcy Cormack, Chairperson
  • Joan Fransen
  • Wendy McPherson
  • Dr. Richard Zloty
  • Dr. Tracey Bone, RSW

Management Team

  • Marg Synyshyn, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Julie Enyingi, Clinical/Medical Director
  • Barb Finnbogason, Director of Finance
  • Dr. Jaye Miles, Head of Psychology
  • Debra Melanson, Program Manager
  • Genevieve Druwe, Program Manager
  • Lesli Shafer, Program Manager
  • Lori Middendorp, Program Manager
  • Dianne Hoffman, Corporate Services Manager
  • Irene Balamatowski, Executive Secretary

 

REPORTS

Annual report
To view the 2013/14 Annual Report, click here.

To view the 2014/15 Annual Report, chick here .

To view the 2015/16 Annual Report, click here.

Quality Improvement Plan
To view our Quality Improvement Plan, click here.

 

MATC HISTORY

1984 MATC celebrated its official opening October 2, 1984 as an independent psychiatric facility to provide service to 25 inpatient and 25 day patients.
1985 MATC designated one of the treatment units as an assessment unit to provide in-depth psychiatric assessments for adolescents.
1989 MATC began to provide half-day community assessments.
1990 MATC established a Social Work Department and Family Therapy Service.
1992 MATC prioritized the development of partnerships with other components of the Heath Care System.
1994 The 228 Maryland Street facility opens.

The Community Services Program opened as a new initiative to provide outpatient services to Winnipeg clients and families within the community-based setting.

The assessment services component of MATC expanded to include outpatient services.

Children’s Forensic Services, Educational Psychiatric Services and the Acute Treatment Consultation Team were transferred from Manitoba Health to MATC.
1995 MATC increased psychiatric consultation to the Norman and Thompson Regions.
1996 MATC opened the site at 848 William Avenue.
1998 MATC became part of the Winnipeg Hospital Authority.
1999 MATC signed a formal Tripartite Agreement with the Winnipeg Hospital Authority and the Winnipeg Community and Long Term Care Authority.
2000 MATC became part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the WRHA Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program.
2001 MATC reduced from 25 to 14 beds and converted a Residential Unit into a Day Treatment Unit. Resources as result of bed reductions were redeployed to MATC’s community based programs.
2002 MATC consolidated the Assessment Service Program and the Intensive Treatment Program into the Intensive Treatment Services Program.

MATC announced the creation of a Centralized Intake Service.

The Early Childhood Clinic is created.
2003 MATC announced the creation of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Service.
2004 MATC incorporated the Co-Occurring Disorders Initiative into its service delivery bringing together service providers from the fields of mental health and addictions to provide services to clients who have both addiction and mental health issues.
2005 MATC expanded its psychiatric itinerant services to include the Regional Health Authorities of Burntwood, Parklands, Norman, Interlake, South Eastman and North Eastman.

MATC incorporates telehealth into its service delivery system.
2006 Youth Addictions Centralized Intake Service is created to support parents of the Youth Drug Stabilization Act and to coordinate and manage resources and wait lists for addiction services for youth in Manitoba.
2007 Educational Psychiatric Services relocates to 228 Maryland and is reorganized into the Student Mental Health Resource Team.

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service becomes operational.
2008 Neurodevelopmental Services augments their service delivery model with an autism component.

Educational Psychiatric Services was reorganized into what is now the Student Mental Health Resource Team as a joint venture with Manitoba Department of Education.
2010 MATC establishes a Rural & Northern Telehealth Unit to meet the needs of Northern Aboriginal communities.
2011 MATC began to work with Manitoba Centre for Health Policy around two research projects.
2013 Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Service moved to the Adult Mental Health System.

The ADHD Service relocated to a new location on St. Mary’s Road.

The Community Child & Adolescent Treatment Services establishes a brief treatment model to better manage clients on the wait list.

The Tourette Syndrome Service moved from St. Boniface Hospital to 228 Maryland and became an addition to the breadth of MATC services offered.

A program evaluation of the Day Treatment Service resulted in a reconfiguration to a new service “Intensive Community Reintegration Service” with changes to the service delivery model of this program.

Rural and Northern Telehealth Service undergoes a program evaluation.