The Southdown Institute was founded specifically to address the needs of religious and clergy in areas of addiction and mental health. For over 45 years, our interdisciplinary team comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, addictions counsellors, spiritual directors, and related professionals have helped those who minister in the Catholic Church to find healing and wholeness. Clergy from other religious traditions are also warmly welcomed.
Southdown provides psychological services ranging from comprehensive assessments through residential programming to post-residential continuing care. Our staff also offers outpatient counselling, leadership consultation and opportunities for educational programming.
Located in Aurora, Ontario, approximately 30 miles north of Toronto, the Institute is easily accessible from Pearson International Airport (Toronto). Southdown can accommodate up to 40 persons, and serves men and women from across North America and throughout the English-speaking world.
The Institute is fully accredited by Accreditation Canada. Southdown remains committed to assisting the Church to provide healthy ministers and develop healthy communities of faith. Each person who comes to Southdown is sponsored by a religious community or diocese.