Linck is committed to meaningful youth engagement. This includes sharing power and decision making with young people about matters that impact and are important to them.

We are here to help youth, support their well-being and ensure connections to family, kin, friends and community. We centre services and planning around a youth’s voice, identity, culture, and heritage.

CK Youth Social

CK Youth Social is a thriving youth group offered in a safe, welcoming space.

The CK Youth Social is a drop-in space that supports youth with social skills, recreation and learning life skills. It was developed by the Youth Engagement Team at Linck in response to feedback from youth and parents in the community.

CK Youth Social is supported, in part, by an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant, provided by the Government of Ontario.

Drop-in is open Monday – Thursday 2:45 – 6:00pm at the Linck cafeteria (during the school year, Mondays are in Wallaceburg).

Reach out to us at

Youth Advisory Council

The CK Youth Advisory Council (YAC) brings together young people to give them an opportunity to provide meaningful input into the decision-making process of organizations who serve youth. It gives young people the opportunity to express their views and have their voices heard on topics that are important to them.

If you are a young person between the ages of 12 – 25 and want to get involved, email or

Youth Wellness Hubs

Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) aims to bring the right services to youth (and their families) at the right time and place. The Youth Wellness Hub in Chatham was formerly known as Access Open Minds. The hub brings together community partners who are committed to working in a new collaborative and innovative way, offering a “one-stop shop” for young people aged 12 – 25 looking for mental health and substance use support.

Learn More About Youth Wellness Hubs

Mindful Moments

Mindful Moments is a skills-based group, where youth will learn and practice effective tools to manage a variety of challenges.

Anyone can do it

It’s a positive lifestyle

It sparks innovation

Contact us to find out about current sessions:  519-352-0440 or email

Youth Mental Health Services

Linck offers a wide range of mental health services for youth, including counselling, therapy and crisis services. Youth may refer themselves, with or without parent consent (although family support is always encouraged).

Please visit our Child and Youth Mental Health page for information.

We have also partnered with One Stop Talk to offer immediate access to free mental health support. Visit for more information or to access service.