Family-centred paediatric and rehabilitation services for children and
youth in the Durham Region with physical, communication and
Every child and youth living life at their full potential
Grandview Kids' story began in 1953 when a group of parents, concerned about travelling to Toronto to access care for their children, took action. They formed The Oshawa and District Cerebral Palsy Parent Council with the intention of bringing the support and services needed for their children to the Durham region. The Council would change names and structure several times over the years until officially building a facility in 1983 and renaming it Grandview Children’s Centre in 2004.
More than just the name has changed over the years. In 1954, a preschool was established at Simcoe Hall, which eventually became Campbell Children’s School in 1987. The School remains a co-located education partner at Grandview Kids Oshawa – Main Site location. Grandview Kids’ original Oshawa building on Townline Rd. South was constructed to support 400 children with special needs. The number of children needing access has steadily increased over the years, leading to the provision of care to 16,000 children in the 2021-22 fiscal year across the existing Oshawa location and its now eight additional satellite locations.
The needs of the children accessing Grandview Kids have also changed over the years. Grandview Kids began as a place to help children with physical disabilities. Now it serves children and youth with a variety of clinical and medical needs.
With the May 19th, 2017, Ontario Government announcement of the approval to build a new facility, we are heading once again into new and exciting growth of Grandview Kids and anchoring Paediatric Rehabilitation expertise and access in Durham for decades to come. In 2019, both the Government of Ontario and the Federal Government committed the funds necessary to move this project into the next phase of design.
Grandview Kids offers the following services and programs to children and youth in Centre, community and schools located in the Durham Region and Scarborough:
Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Carolyn Hunt, Medical Director | Executive Lead, Medical Services
Harry Deeg, Chief Financial Officer | Executive Lead, Corporate Services
Leslie Suite, Executive Lead, Clinical and Client Services
Avori Cheyne, Chief Communications Officer | Executive Lead, Strategic Communications, Partnerships and Engagement
Alfred Ng, Executive Lead, Quality, Risk, Continuous Improvement
Dr. Taryn Eickmeier, Executive Lead, Research, Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization
Achieved Exemplary Status from Accreditation Canada in 2021
2022 marked the one-year anniversary of our Complex Care Program, making it easier for Durham families to access the care they need closer to home
Grandview Kids is a leader in the Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT-D), serving as Chair of the OHT-D Performance Measurement Committee and within OHT-D Collaboration Council
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