779 Base Line Road East, London, ON, N6C 5Y6Phone:
TVCC works to support children and their families to achieve the highest possible quality of life. TVCC aims to assist our clients to be their best! TVCC serves around 11,000 children, youth and their families every year through a wide range of services.
Our Vision - Clients at Their Best!
Our Mission - We will provide rehabilitation services which support participation in all areas of life for children, youth and young adults with physical, communication or developmental needs, and their families, living primarily in Southwestern Ontario by:
focusing on the strengths of individuals and their families at home, school, workplace and community
pursuing research, education and advocacy
partnering in a local and regional system of services
We believe people know themselves and their situations best
We believe people want the best for themselves and others
We believe people are unique and deserving of respect
We believe people function best in a supportive environment
We believe people working in partnership can reach goals that cannot be reached alone
TVCC was established in 1949 as the London and District Crippled Children's Treatment Centre. It was born out of services provided at Woodeden Camp near London, Ontario, to children with infantile paralysis (polio). By 1951, TVCC had expanded its service offerings and was the province's first rehabilitation centre of its kind. As polio disappeared, the Centre developed innovative programming for treating children with asthma, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, haemophilia, cleft lip and palate, muscular dystrophy and developmental delay. In the 1970s, the Centre changed its name from London and District Crippled Children's Treatment Centre to TVCC.
Today, TVCC operates out of several regional sites providing a range of services throughout Southwestern Ontario. The main office is located in a state-of-the-art facility on Base Line Road East in London, near the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Additionally, regional offices are found in Owen Sound, Stratford, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Sarnia, Chatham and Windsor. TVCC now serves more than 11,000 children and youth each year. Through its specialized services and in partnership with other agencies, the Centre ensures that children with special needs and their families are served and supported from birth to young adulthood.
Our People/Our Team
TVCC depends on and values its 400 staff members, leadership team, volunteers and Board of Directors, who help the organization deliver quality services through their hard work, experience and commitment.
Achievement/Awards And Recognition
- TVCC is part of a province-wide research consortium associated with CanChild, the Centre for Childhood Disability Research Unit at McMaster University.
- The Centre is also affiliated with Western University and provides both practical experience and formal instruction for all the relevant health care, rehabilitation and social science professions including medicine.
- TVCC is working towards accreditation with Accreditation Canada in 2023.
TVCC has enjoyed the support of Auxiliary and service clubs such as Rotary and Kiwanis for many years. TVCC shares a valued relationship with its dedicated fundraising partner, Children’s Health Foundation