KidsInclusive staff have proudly provided rehabilitation and support services for children and youth with physical, neurological and/or developmental challenges in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington as well as Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties for 50 years. Our staff and pediatricians provide services through Ininew Patient Services at KHSC and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority serving children and youth from the Weeneebayko Area and communities along the western coasts of James Bay and Hudson Bay.
Empowering kids and youth with special needs to reach their full potential in our community.
KidsInclusive, in partnership with families and communities, fosters the potential of children and youth who have physical and/or developmental challenges.
KidsInclusive – Kingston Health Sciences Centre, formerly known as the Child Development Centre, is located at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site and is one of 21 Children’s Treatment Centres in Ontario. For over 50 years we have proudly provided rehabilitation and support services for children and youth with physical, neurological and/or developmental challenges in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) counties as well as communities in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (LLG) counties. Some of our specialty services support children and youth in Prince Edward and Hastings counties. KidsInclusive – KHSC and our pediatricians also provide services in partnership with Ininew Patient Services at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to serve children and youth from the Weeneebayko Area and communities along the western coasts of James Bay and Hudson Bay. We believe the family is the expert on their child and that their participation is integral to the success of our services.
We are proud of our history, from the early days of pioneering an integrated approach to children’s rehabilitation; the inclusion of the Infant and Child Development program in KFL&A; our early adoption of the family centred model of care in the 1990s; our extensive community collaboration including our Neonatal Follow-up Clinic and teaching role; and most recently, our active championing of Coordinated Service Planning and the F–Words for Child Development.
In addition to our core services we also provide Assistive Communication Services, Psychological and Developmental Pediatrician consults as well as School Based Rehabilitation Services and the OAP Caregiver Mediated Early Years Program. We are the Coordinating Agency for Coordinated Service Planning, FASD Workers and most recently the OAP Urgent Response Programs as well as the SmartStart Hub in KFLA and LLG.
KidsInclusive – KHSC is proud of our highly qualified and dedicated staff who work collaboratively with the children and youth, their families and partner agencies in our community. There are more than 100 staff at KidsInclusive; most are frontline therapists/ clinicians with specialised pediatric training.
KidsInclusive is a part of Kingston Health Sciences Centre, which earned an Exemplary Standing by meeting 100 per cent of Accreditation Canada’s Required Organizational Practices (ROPs), critical quality practices that ensure safe, quality patient care. ROPs are categorized across six safety areas: safety culture, communication, medication use, infection control, work-life/workforce and risk assessment.
In addition, KHSC scored a 99.3 per cent compliance rate on 3000-plus best-practice global standards that ensure service excellence in patient safety, medication management, infection prevention and control, leadership and governance, and more.
Our partnership with area organizations are critical to delivering the best family centred care. We meet regularly at both the front line and leaderships levels to ensure our goals and services are aligned to make the most efficient use of resources and ensure service pathways for families are as clear and easy to navigate as possible. These committees include: Every Kid In Our Community, Lanark Planning Council, Children and Youth Services Planning Council, Special Needs Steering Committees (KFLA & LLG), Communities of Practice in KFLA and LLG, and others.