Geographic Boundaries of MCYS Service Regions and CYMH Service Areas in Ontario

MCYS Service Regions and Service Areas

In 2014 – 2015, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) defined five Service Regions and thirty-threeChildren and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Service Areas in Ontario.

The Service Regions replaced nine Service Delivery Divisions Regions and four Youth Justice Services Division Regions. The CYMH Service Areas were defined on the basis of the projected population of children and youth in Statistics Canada’s census divisions.

Ontario’s Open Data

As part of its Open Data Directive, the Ontario government has published two Shapefile archives that define the geographic boundaries of the Service Regions and Service Areas within the province.

Free and Open Service for Us

We have used free and open source software (FOSS) like the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) and TopoJSON to convert the Ontario government’s Shapefile archives into a set of TopoJSON files. Shortly we will use these TopoJSON files to visualize of geographic boundaries and socio-demographic characteristics of the MCYS Service Regions and CYMH Service Areas.

MCYS Service Region/CYMH Service Area
Central
Dufferin/Wellington
Halton
Peel
Simcoe
Waterloo
York
East
Durham
Frontenac/Lennox and Addington
Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough
Hastings/Prince Edward/Northumberland
Lanark/Leeds and Grenville
Ottawa
Prescott and Russell
Renfrew
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
North
Algoma
TopoJSON
Kenora/Rainy River
Nipissing/Parry Sound/Muskoka
Thunder Bay
Cochrane/Timiskaming (including James Bay Coast)
Toronto
Toronto
West
Brant
Bruce/Grey
Chatham-Kent
Elgin/Oxford
Essex
Haldimand-Norfolk
Hamilton
Huron/Perth
Lambton
Middlesex
Niagara

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License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Readers are free to access, modify, and re-use our TopoJSON files for the MCYS Service Regions and CYMH Service Areas.

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