Midway and Bridgeway Program

Residential Mental Health Support With The Focus On You!

At Craigwood’s Midway and Bridgeway residences, your Plan of Care is individually designed to focus on the unique needs, strengths and abilities of you and your family. Using these, you and your family will learn to build new strengths and abilities, and to deal more effectively with any concerns or problems you might be experiencing.

Clinical Overview

The Midway and Bridgeway programs are designed to meet the adolescent development, unique mental health and life experiences of each youth. The program operates through trauma-informed, relationship-oriented and resiliency perspectives. A sense of intrapersonal, environment and interpersonal safety are key areas of focus that permeate the program as the youth work through past experiences and build new skills for success.

A multi-disciplinary team will be assigned to work with each youth and family. Team members would include the program supervisor, the primary case worker assigned, a social worker, teacher, youth and family, and others as the need indicates.

Our aim at Midway and Bridgeway is to help you and your family to work on and work out the issues that will lead to family re-unification or to more independent living. Together, we will build skills, nurture strengths and work towards mutual goals.

Here, you will find a predictable and safe living environment offering a variety of activities and programming that will enhance life and social skills, instill values, and strengthen the ability to make positive choices. Our rural campus provides a therapeutic group living environment supported by Nurse Practitioner services, individual and/or family psychotherapy, our on-site school plus social, recreation and leisure opportunities.

Therapeutic groups and services at Midway and Bridgeway include:

  • Anger Awareness and Interpersonal Problem-Solving
  • Victim Awareness
  • Life and Social Skills
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Intervention
  • Healthy Sexuality and Lifestyle
  • Substance Abuse
  • Clinical Supports from a Master’s level clinician
  • Intensive Family Support Program
  • Parent Group

Let’s get SMART!

“SMART” goals at Midway and Bridgeway are:

S – specific                  (Is it clear to you and others who are helping you?)
M – measurable         (Can we evaluate this daily, weekly?)
A – attainable             (Is it something that you can achieve?)
R – realistic                 (Does it “fit” for you and where you want to go?)
T – timely                    (Is there a specific time frame that you can achieve this in?)


Referrals are received from parents, child welfare agencies, school officials, courts, and other service providers. Many of the youth who come to Craigwood have been referred here by Children’s Aid, CSCN (Community Services Coordination Network) or other Access to Residential Services centres. Family members are involved in the treatment process. Youth over 18 with complex special needs will be considered.

  • Two 9-bed programs
  • Males age 12 – 18
  • Voluntary* admission
  • Ailsa Craig campus

“BEST RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE”Craigwood’s approach to building the foundation for the lasting success of our clients

* Voluntary admission: Admission to these programs requires consent of both the youth and their legal guardian. Please see our policies and framework regarding the Rights of the Child.