Based in Timmins, Ont., the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre (CT CTC) is a bilingual, not-for-profit organization, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. It provides specialized programs and services, outpatient clinical treatment, and support to children and youth from birth to 19 (and up to 21 if attending a Ministry of Education sanctioned program) and their families/support systems.
To improve the lives of children and youth with special needs and their families by delivering quality, timely, and responsive rehabilitation programs and services.
“Children and youth of all abilities will access opportunities, develop their potential and participate in their community.”
The Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization with charitable status and has grown from a starting staff of three to now 42 employees and expects to continue growing. It covers a large catchment area stretching from Hearst to Latchford along the Highway 11 North corridor, the City of Timmins, and north to James Bay, with offices in Timmins, Kapuskasing, North Cobalt, Kirkland Lake and Moosonee and potentially a new space in Moose Factory.
The centre collaborates closely with community service providers and is determined to offer services as close to home as possible for its diverse clients. Many of its therapists are resident in local communities, and staff also travel from the Timmins head office. Last year, close to 1,600 families received services from the centre.
The centre provides such core services as speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, recreation therapy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder support, social work, coordinated service planning and Urgent Response under the Ontario Autism Program. It also maintains specialized clinics in complex care and neo-natal follow-up. The Complex Care Clinic is run in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, based in Ottawa, and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, which provide advice and consultation either virtually or in person when possible. The Infant Preschool Clinic works with local experts to screen children under five.
In an unusual collaboration, the centre also offers office space in its building to local pediatricians in order to enhance its “small but mighty” cluster of expertise.
In October 2020, the amazing team from Smilezone transformed six spaces into bright, colourful and super-welcoming areas.
The management team:
Executive Director - Marie Rouleau
Finance and Property Manager - Jason Hachez
Executive Assistant - Kim Brown
Director of Clinical Service - Paula Crotteau
Administrative Manager - Denise Osipenko
Clinical Services Manager - recruiting
All the centre’s physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and social worker are regulated health professionals. All members of the Therapy Assistant team are qualified to provide therapy support.
The Administrative Assistant Team members are bilingual and have diverse backgrounds and qualifications in office administration .
The Service Coordination and Family Support team members are bilingual and have backgrounds in psychology, social work, and/or social service work.
Publication: It’s About Time: Rapid Implementation of a Hub-and-Spoke Care Delivery Model for Tertiary-Integrated Complex Care Services Healthcare Quarterly Vol.21 No.2 2018
CT CTC builds strong relationships with its clients, families and community. To be completely successful it partners with organizations that share its vision and commitment to kids with various levels of needs.
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