WES for Youth Online

Wellness and Emotional Support (WES) for Youth Online was founded in 2012 by Jamie and Yolanda Cameron after losing their son Wes, to suicide. Understanding the importance of providing timely and accessible service for youth, the Camerons decided to address this gap by creating an innovative technological platform that allows youth to access professional counselling online to talk about anything, anytime, anywhere. We are now a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization (CRA #: 852140441RR0001.)


The Process:

  • Visit www.wesforyouthonline.ca
  • Register online via an encrypted, secure portal
  • Complete approximately 6 screens of brief questions


Within 24 to 48 hours you are connected with one of our seven professional counsellors, using a choice of two methods of communication:

  • Asynchronous (email to email within the portal)
  • Live chat function (an appointment is scheduled within the portal)


WES for Youth Online provides:

  • free online counselling for youth ages 13-24: through the generosity of our donors, community and corporate partners, we are able to provide counselling at no cost for Ontario youth. WES for Youth Online compensates our counselling team at a rate of approximately $160/hour in comparison to the standard average rate of $225/hour for traditional counselling methods
  • service in a timely manner to youth by self referral: youth do not require a doctor’s referral to register and can use our service anywhere there is computer and internet access. We are working diligently to improve the mobile speed of our platform in the coming months
  • a one-on-one connection where youth can receive support away from the eyes and opinions of others via our safe, secure and confidential platform: youth have hesitated to seek traditional face-to-face counselling in fear that they may appear weak, laughed at, judged inadequate or unacceptable to those around them. By using an online form of communication, we are meeting youth in away that they are comfortable and most familiar with


Registration Information:

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Phone: 519-507-3737

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4 Park Street, Walkerton, Ontario.
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