Mike Beauchesne, M.Ed., MBA, CCC – Executive Director

Joined DSYTC in 2000 and is a member of the Board and Executive Committee.

During his time with DSYTC Mike has skilfully undertaken the varied roles of Student Placement, Addiction Therapist, Clinical Program Coordinator, Executive Director (of their former Day Program) and most recently, Executive Vice President – Clinical Services. With his substantial experience at the Centre as context, Mike often speaks proudly about working side-by-side with many incredible people, the privilege of serving clients, and witnessing firsthand the tremendous difference the agency has made in the lives of youth and families from across the province.

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Assuming the Executive Director role in June 2015, Mike is responsible for overseeing two addiction treatment residences for boys and girls aged 13 – 21, as well as a third campus in which the aftercare team, family programming and many administrative services originate. Mike leads a passionate and dedicated group of over 50 team members who all contribute to help more than 130 youth and families every year.

Actively participating on various local, regional and provincial committees, Mike also brings his noteworthy dedication, leadership and experience to initiatives which aim to enhance partnership, coordination and effectiveness within the treatment sector.

Mike holds a Masters of Education (M.Ed. – Counselling) from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. He is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the author of various articles and a previous recipient of the Mental Health Service Provider Award from the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

In his personal time, Mike loves sports of all kinds, is a volunteer coach and is a devoted husband and loving father to two very active young boys.

    Kevin Crawford – Associate Executive Director

    Joined DSYTC in 2010.

    Kevin currently serves as the Associate Executive Director at DSYTC. In this role, he is responsible for operations at each of the 3 campuses and oversees functions and activities in key areas such as finance, human resources, policies and procedure oversite, non- clinical training, and regulatory reporting. Kevin is also the organization’s internal project lead for the ongoing capital building project.  

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    Kevin has over 25 years of experience working in youth addiction treatment, starting as a front line worker with Alwood Treatment Centre. Kevin has held various management roles since 2001. He is a graduate of both Sir Sandford Fleming and Algonquin College

      Troy Thompson MSW – Clinical Director

      Joined DSYTC in 2010.

      As Clinical Director, Troy is responsible for the delivery of all clinical services offered to clients and their family members during the residential and aftercare stages of treatment. Troy provides leadership, supervision and oversight of all activities in the two residences, the aftercare program, and wait-list program, both pre-admission to residential care and post admission.

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      Troy is constantly reviewing the quality of service delivered to the clients, working with staff to ensure fidelity to the programs and striving for ongoing clinical improvement and effectiveness. Consistent with the goal of the DSYTC to become a Centre of Excellence, Troy is responsible for all clinical staff remaining current in their discipline and reviews new applications of existing interventions in the field of counselling and psychotherapy to ensure our clinical approach reflects up-to-date evidence-based practices.

      Troy has more than 16 years’ experience in social service work; he began his career at the Ottawa Mission serving as a front line worker, progressing through the ranks to become the Manager of Addiction Services. Prior to joining DSYTC Troy worked with the National Aboriginal Crisis Line for Residential School Survivors. Troy holds a BA in Law and Social Work, and an MSW from Carleton University.