Enabling Justice


WJS Canada works to keep adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, FASD, autism and mental health issues out of custody. Our residential and community based programs for criminally charged disabled adults bring long-lasting benefits to the individuals and the communities in which they live. At the same time they support the justice systems we are committed to protect and improve. We ensure safety and structure and teach socially acceptable behaviours.


Our custody programs for youth balance academic, social, citizenship and other life skills with recreation in a safe and culturally sensitive setting. We also deliver home and community intervention programs to youth who have been found guilty of a non custodian offence. Services balance academics, life-skills, recreation, structured cognitive behavioural interventions and a high degree of family and community involvement. The goal is to promote positive self-esteem and direct change toward acceptable social behaviour in a safe environment.

Customized Services


We offer a wide range of personalized services that gives individuals, their families and their caregivers, a choice in creating a customized approach, based in best practices and employing innovative programs that are proven to produce life-changing results. Whenever possible, we deliver our programs within the home community.

Cultural Respect


We have a passionate regard for the role of roots in recovery. Life-long teachings and beliefs provide a strong basis for overcoming physical, emotional and other challenges. Consult with WJS Canada staff for information on Elder Support and a wide variety of cultural activities intended to apply the past in building the future.

Understanding Trauma


Our trauma-informed approach empowers individuals by recalling and respecting their previous experience. Knowing and understanding the past provides the key to encouraging change and creating a positive future.



WJS Canada is proud to offer accredited programs. British Columbia and Alberta are accredited by CARF. In Ontario our facilities are subject to annual licensing reviews by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services. Accreditation confirms that WJS meets provincial and international standards and incorporates best practices into management and programming. It recognizes WJS employees as professionals in their respective fields and, most importantly offers the people we serve and their families assurance that the services they receive from WJS are of the highest caliber.



Referrals and requests for new programs can be made directly to us or through the referral process offered by the government agency that funds the services. Some of our services accept referrals directly from this website. If we cannot provide the services in demand, we may supply information about other agencies that could help you or. We sometimes initiate a new service to accommodate an individual and requests or ideas for new programs are always welcome. Click here for more information.