About Southdown

Who We Are

Southdown is an independent, non-profit registered charity, serving ordained clergy, vowed religious, lay pastoral minsters and all adults who consider faith and spirituality to be integral to their lives. Established in 1966, we have earned a reputation as a recognized industry leader in the provision of preventative and restorative care. Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping our clients find healing and well-being.

Our Approach

At Southdown, we believe in an integrated model of healing, where there is an interconnection between the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of well-being. We are dedicated to clinical and organizational excellence in providing individualized client-focused care in all Southdown programs and services.

Our programs and services are conducted in a welcoming, respectful, culturally sensitive and collaborative manner, ensuring client confidentiality and privacy, in accordance with all applicable legislation

We believe that each program and service offered in our continuum of care actively contributes towards the achievement of our vision.

Our Vision

Healthy Individuals. Healthy Communities. Healthy Church.

Our Mission

Southdown provides preventative and restorative care using the integration of psychological, physical and interpersonal practice with the wisdom of the Catholic spiritual tradition.

Our Core Values

We commit to engaging our clients, team members and community in building trust, upholding the inherent dignity and value of all.

We believe that holistic healing and well-being unfolds when there is harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

We create a welcoming, accessible and friendly environment of belonging, where we strive to honour and recognize diversity in cultures and backgrounds.

We aspire to the highest standards of excellence, seeking the strength of innovative and collaborative teamwork and leadership.

We build community on a foundation of care, respect, compassion and understanding.

Meet Our Team

Our highly educated and professionally trained clinical team includes psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrist, registered nurses, spiritual directors, art psychotherapist, fitness instructor, registered massage therapist, and dietitian.

Our team works collaboratively in our client-centered approach to address the needs of the individual, and applies best practices in utilizing the latest evidence-based modalities.


At Southdown, our commitment to continuous quality improvement, safety, and accountability is demonstrated by our voluntary participation in accreditation. Southdown is accredited by Accreditation Canada, and has been accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating available under the Qmentum accreditation program,.

Accreditation Canada is a national not-for-profit, independent organization that conducts external third-party reviews to assess the safety and quality of health care organizations’ services based on standards of excellence.

For more information on Accreditation Canada, visit https://accreditation.ca/

Privacy Statement

Southdown is committed to protecting individual privacy and the confidentiality of personal health information (PHI) it holds in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004.

Duty to Report Statement

At Southdown, we operate as Regulated Health Professionals, under the laws of the Province of Ontario, and fully comply with all regulations regarding confidentiality and limits to confidentiality, including all mandatory reporting laws.

Information about Accessibility

Southdown is committed to excellence in maintaining an accessible environment for our clients, employees, and visitors. Our commitment to this goal is stated in our Accessible Customer Service Plan. If you wish to provide feedback on the way we provide services to people with disabilities please email us, send us a letter, or call 905 727 4214.