The MEND approach is a restorative practice that focuses on relationship building within LDSB school communities.

MEND supports preventative community building in classrooms, provides restorative training for staff and students and responsively assists students in conflict to find restorative resolutions.

MEND (Mediating by Empowering using Nurturing Dialogue) is a collaborative Youth Diversion/LDSB initiative. 

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Arley Irvine-Kerekes, Intervention Specialist

Joyce Eikre, Intervention Specialist

613-548-4535  x.234



To make a referral, please fill out the form below and email to

MEND Referral 

For Emergency Help:
  1. Call 911
  2. Go to your local hospital
  3. Contact:
    1. Addictions & Mental Health Services KFLA 24 hour crisis line - 613-544-4229
    2. Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868 or txt 686868
    3. LGBT Youth Line 1-800-268-9688 or txt 647-694-4275
    4. Detox Centre  24 hour telephone line - 613-549-6461

Contact Us

559 Bagot Street
Kingston ON, Canada
K7K 3E1

P: 613-548-4535 ext 224
F: 613-548-1747

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