February is Psychology Month!

By | Events, News

February is Psychology Month in Canada!

Psychology Month is an initiative sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association that began in 2005.  The goal is to raise Canadians’ awareness of the role that psychology plays in their lives and in their communities. To celebrate Psychology Month, the Manitoba Psychological Society has organized a variety of educational seminars for the public on a wide variety of psychology-related topics.

Please click button below for posters and schedule.

View Posters and Event Schedule (PDF)

Office Space Available

By | Advertisement, Mailings

Professional office space is available for rent in a homey, accessible building in the vibrant West Broadway neighbourhood.

Located between Wolseley and Downtown, West Broadway is a trendy commercial neighbourhood where you’ll find some of Winnipeg’s best independently-owned food, entertainment, fashion, and personal and professional services. It is also rich in culture, diversity, and community spirit, with its community gardens, free drop in art programs, street festivals, and other community offerings.

The building at 608 Broadway was a charming residence when it was built in 1900. It has retained its comfortable character since its conversion to commercial use, and is soon to be home to a busy private psychology practice. The building is adjacent other personal and professional services, including medical, legal, and financial. It is close to downtown and the University of Winnipeg, and is on several city bus routes.

Three windowed offices of approximately 105 square feet each, and one of approximately 80 square feet, are available for rent. Included in the rent are:

– unfurnished office space (main floor office is wheelchair accessible)
– part-time shared reception
– shared waiting area
– shared boardroom
– wireless internet, fax, shredding, and mail
– office cleaning
– shared kitchenette
– accessible main floor washroom
– heat and hydro
– alarm system

While the location and character of the building are a great fit for most professional activities, including legal or financial services, it would be an especially good fit for mental health care providers. For counsellors and psychotherapists who wish, the following are also included in the rent:

– electronic health record system
– payment processing and billing service

Designated parking is also available, at additional cost.

This is an ideal opportunity for mental health care providers, or other professional service providers, who are seeking to rent a comfortable character space, with administrative support, that will permit more time and attention to be devoted to service provision.

Viewings are possible after January 15th, 2018, with tenancies scheduled to begin February 1st, 2018. Queries should be directed to Dr. Michael Ellery, C.Psych., at 204-509-7412 or DrMichaelEllery@gmail.com. Thanks to everyone for your interest!

Career Opportunity

By | Employment

Macdonald Youth Services
Employment Opportunity


POSITION: Full Time Therapist – Alternative Parent Home Services

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Therapist within the Alternative Parent Home (APH) Service Area. The Therapist is responsible for providing direct client intervention, conducting assessments, developing intervention plans, consulting, providing therapeutic programming, and foster parent training. This position falls under the collective agreement.

 of the Therapist include, but are not limited to:


  • Completes internal assessment documentation on all intakes
  • Completes relevant certification in all assessment tools required
  • Provides recommendations based on a thorough assessment of all new clients.

Care Planning:

  • Meets regularly with the Clinical Coordinator and CCM’s
  • Supports the development and implementation of care plans by the CCM’s
  • Assists the CCM’s by providing input to the clinical aspects of case management that involve therapeutic issues, such as intake, assessment, care plans, discharge planning, support requests and safety planning
  • Provides regularly scheduled consultation with the staff team by attending staff meetings
  • Assists the team in problem solving to address client issues

Direct Service and Inter-Agency Consultation:

  • Provides direct clinical services to clients as needed
  • Engages clients’ families in the treatment process, whenever possible
  • Provides consultation to collateral agencies such as child and family services, schools, and probation services

Staff Team Professional Development:

  • Facilitates topic-specific training sessions as needed to assist the staff team and foster parents in order to further develop identified areas of growth and learning
  • Actively participates in their own profession growth through relevant training

Continuity of Care:

  • Participates as a member of the APH team
  • Extends consultation whenever possible by sharing APH resources and information
  • Attends MYS staff meetings and contributes to the overall functioning of MYS by assuming appropriate additional responsibilities as needed
  • Represents the APH program both within and outside of MYS
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of all clinical activities
  • Maintains open communication within the agency and fulfills administrative duties as assigned
  • Maintains clinical/professional development through reading, attending workshops and peer and clinical consultation on a regular basis
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in applicable field of practice from an accredited university
  • Must have 5 years’ recent and relevant experience in a Supervised clinical setting
  • Must have minimum 4 years’ experience working directly with children/youth and families
  • Willingness to participate in agency required training
  • Ability to complete evidence based clinical assessments and make recommendations.
  • Knowledge of systems and attachment theory
  • Ability to develop and deliver relevant training
  • Trauma and Resiliency informed practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and take initiative
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being


  • Registration with accrediting body
  • Familiarization with Circle of Courage principles
  • ASIST, NVCI, and cultural competency training, or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to build effective work relationships as well as partnerships with external individuals/organizations

SALARY RANGE: $49,835.82 – $65,887.46 d.o.q. per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week – Monday to Friday


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position. Please indicate in the title of your email your full name and competition number.


CLOSING DATE: interested candidates are requested to submit a resume by 12:00 noon Jan 15/18 

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:

Macdonald Youth Services – Human Resources
175 Mayfair Ave  Winnipeg  Manitoba   R3L0A1
Fax: 204.284.4431
Email: careers@mys.mb.ca
Online: http://www.mys.ca/join/types-of-opportunities

MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce.  All job offers are conditional upon providing the following satisfactory, and current (within 3 months) background checks: Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check; Prior Contact Check; and Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www.mys.ca.