150 Neighbours

Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary in Scarborough

Sarah Liddell

For the past thirty years, Sarah Liddell, a clinical psychologist and community worker, has offered children and their families early intervention mental health and social support, close to home.

“I have always felt strongly that families need support in their homes and communities, not in clinical settings. And prevention is critical, both as a cost effective approach, but mostly because it’s the right thing for families.”

Sarah works as a Child and Family therapist for Scarborough-based Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, where she also spearheads a pilot project for a walk-in counselling program. This wide-reaching agency has partnerships with the Toronto school boards, Toronto Public Health, local shelters, and autism support organizations. According to social worker Debbie Johnson, who nominated Sarah:

“She has done a great deal for the community, and the impact of her work is well known.”

Sarah shares her expertise with up-and-coming children’s support providers as a part-time instructor of Child Development at Seneca College.

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