A child or youth is considered complex when they require assistance to meet their extraordinary behavioural, developmental, emotional or physical needs. There is often cross-ministerial involvement, as the child’s profile may exceed the ability or mandate of one agency or sector.


Children and youth aged 0-19 are eligible for Children’s Services Council (CSC) services if they live in the City of Kawartha Lakes or Haliburton County, and they have special needs that require support. A diagnosis is not necessary to access the service.