ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children's Treatment Centre (CTC) – serving more than 25,000 children and youth with disabilities and their families each year.
Our main services include Autism Services, Communication Services, Infant Hearing Services, Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Vision Services. Our goal is to help each child we serve to build on his/her unique strengths, and to maximize opportunities for independence, health and well-being. We also help families as they meet the challenges of everyday life.
Mission: The mission of ErinoakKids is to help children and youth with physical, developmental and communication disabilities achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being.
Vision: Children and youth reaching their potential supported by a full continuum of integrated, family-centred services.
Our clients have a wide range of physical and/or developmental disabilities, communication disorders, autism, and some of the children we care for are blind and/or deaf. Serving Halton, Peel, Dufferin – and for some of our services – Waterloo and Wellington – ErinoakKids has approximately 750 staff members and four locations from which we provide a comprehensive array of medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families.
ErinoakKids works from a family-centred philosophy, and our focus is on the strengths and resilience of our clients and their families. We have close connections throughout our community, and partner with school boards, other service providers, and hospitals in the delivery of care, including SickKids and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.
The Ontario government funds our mandatory services through its Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Additional services at ErinoakKids, beyond those funded by government, are made possible through the generosity of private and corporate donors, as well as the time and expertise of volunteers.
History the last 10 years:
In August 2010, after a full year of detailed planning, ErinoakKids submitted a business case for facilities redevelopment to the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services for consideration. The proposal detailed plans to serve the broad ErinoakKids catchment area through three sites including a new main site in Brampton, and two satellite sites in Mississauga and Halton.
In May 2011, Minister of Children and Youth Services Laurel Broten came to the ErinoakKids South Millway location to announce the ministry's approval of the ErinoakKids facilities redevelopment proposal.
Also in May 2011, ErinoakKids was awarded lead agency status to provide Applied Behaviour Analysis-based services and supports to youngsters with an Autism Spectrum Disorder aged infancy to nine years across Central West Ontario, further enhancing the range of services provided by the Centre.
In July 2011, ErinoakKids implemented a new service delivery model, setting aside the previous program-based model in favour of a fully integrated continuum of services, with no barriers.
In October 2012, Mississauga Board of Trade named ErinoakKids Not-For-Profit of the Year.
In September 2013, we announced the location of our three new sites in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.
In November 2014, the Peel-Halton Partnership (PHP) was selected to design, build and finance these new facilities.
May 2015: Break ground and commence construction on all sites. Groundbreaking ceremonies held for Brampton and Mississauga sites.
February 2016: Construction celebration held for Halton site.
In January of 2018, our new sites opened for business.
We are so grateful for those who have made it possible for ErinoakKids to develop into an organization that serves thousands of children and youth and their families every year. We look forward to what the future holds!
Bridget Fewtrell - President & CEO
Alison Cocking - Vice President, Information Systems & Corporate Support Services
Pauline Eaton - Vice President, Autism Services and Business Development
Nicole Patton - Vice President, Human Resources
Danny Sirmis - Vice President, Finance and Facilities
Jessica Badia - Director, Finance
Leona Hollingsworth - Director, Communications
Lindsay Jacks - Director, Analytics, Quality and Digital Health
Bridget Kiely - Director, Autism Services
Don Milan - Director, Facilities
Kristi Morgan - Director, Clinical Services
Archana Raj - Psychology Lead, Autism Services
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