• Jul. 05, 2017

    How Family-Centered Are We? The Results are In!

    During February and March, the Centre surveyed families to help us understand how family-centered we are in providing our services.  The results are in and families gave us very positive feedback! The survey tool we used was the MPOC (Measure of Processes of Care). The survey asked 20 questions on five “scale” areas that are known to be important aspects of family-centered service: Enabling and Partnership: parent feelings about how involved that they have been in their child’s care Providing General Information: parent feelings about how much general information they have been given about areas such as services and supports,…
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  • Jul. 01, 2017

    It’s Full Steam Ahead for this Year’s Summer Literacy Program!

    Speech Services Niagara’s Summer Literacy Program is well underway with 25 kindergarten-aged students participating in a researched-based, fun-filled summer program aimed at helping develop pre-reading skills! Over the course of three weeks, students are be working on rhyming, letter recognition, syllables, phonological awareness and much more through games and activities. This program is a result of Niagara Children's Centre being successful in receiving a grant application to offer a summer family literacy program for children identified as needing a boost to develop key foundational skills in emergent literacy.  The goal of the program is to provide direct instruction during the summer so that it may…
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  • Jun. 28, 2017

    Rotary Club of St. Catharines Receives the Dr. William J. Orr Tribute Award of Distinction

    Dr. Orr has a special place in Niagara Children’s Centre’s history. A retired local physician and the longest serving member of Rotary Club of St. Catharines, Dr. Orr was instrumental in establishing Niagara Children’s Centre. He unselfishly gave of himself, volunteering at clinics before the Centre was established, while relentlessly pursuing his dream of a Children’s Treatment Centre for Niagara, which was fulfilled in 1964.  Dr. Orr became the founding Chairman and the Centre’s first Medical Director. He continued to serve as the Chair of the Board until 1970. Dr. Orr served as Medical Director for the next 30 years…
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  • Jun. 22, 2017

    Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Algoma Central Golf Tournament benefits Niagara Children's Centre with a donation of $25,000.

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    The Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Algoma Central Corp. continues their longstanding support of Niagara Children's Centre through the Algoma-Rotary Golf Tournament. The proceeds of the tournament, which totalled $25,000, were presented to the Centre at an offsite Rotary meeting at Niagara Children’s Centre on June 22.   Attendees of the June 22 Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Algoma Central Corp. meeting were overwhelmed with the personal story of Sarah Pot whose daughters received a broad range of therapies and support from the Centre and the Centre’s School.   The Centre has been privileged to receive a cumulative…
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  • Jun. 09, 2017

    Lights, camera, action for Niagara Children's Centre Foster Festival Drama Club

    Niagara Children's Centre Foster Festival Drama Club sponsored by Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, held their final performance of ‘Class Two Goes to the Zoo’ on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. The performance marked the completion of the Drama Club’s six-week program.  The Foster Festival Drama Club was established at Niagara Children’s Centre in 2016 and was specifically adapted for children with special needs making it the first of its kind in Niagara. The addition of the club has brought an increased depth of recreational therapy programming for clients of the Centre.  For six weeks, professional actor, Colin Bruce Anthes, led…
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