Our Mission

Anago cultivates opportunities for at-risk youth and vulnerable adults to achieve independence through integration into communities of support.

Our Vision

A Community where individuals have meaningful connections and are inspired to realize their potential as active participants.

Our Values

Transformation

We believe change is possible. We are change catalysts for individuals, communities and systems. We lead from one place to a better place.

Service Excellence

We use evidence-informed practices to provide quality services; demonstrating our commitment to ethical and professional standards. To provide quality services that are responsive to individual and community needs and support individuals as they transition into the community.

Relationships

Connectivity is central to who we are. We intentionally foster meaningful connections within our organization and with our community. We use relationship-based interventions to support individuals in their growth. We value and actively seek suitable collaborations and partnerships to build shared capacities. We will strengthen existing relationships while developing new opportunities for advancement.

Respect

We focus on people as active participants, honouring their wisdom, experiences, paths and stories. We treat all people with dignity and care.

Accountability and Sustainability

We steward the resources entrusted to us with competency, efficiency, transparency and care. We measure progress and report results to demonstrate the value we add. We bolster Anago’s financial agility through innovative development and enhanced community engagement.

History

For more than fifty years, Anago has been building stronger communities by helping at-risk children, youth and vulnerable adults navigate critical transitions in their lives. As a registered charity, Anago’s work focuses on child and youth mental health and safety, youth justice and developmental disability services. These services are designed around positive and productive community integration, or helping to “lead from one place to a better place”, a translation of the original Greek ana-ago.

Anago was founded in the belief that each individual has gifts to share with differing abilities, not disabilities. Adopting a relationship-based focus to our work, Anago provides programs and services to at risk children and youth with concurrent mental health diagnoses, youth in conflict with the law, and persons with developmental challenges throughout their life stages.

Anago runs residential programs and community support programs throughout London, Middlesex and Huron Counties. Anago is proud to build on its strengths and more than fifty-year heritage of providing safe, therapeutic and educational environments, beneficial relationships and life expanding opportunities for at-risk children, youth and vulnerable adults. We also look to the future for continued sustainability and progress in facilitating the successful independence, community integration and personal achievements of those individuals we pledge to assist in their life journeys.