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  • Sep. 26, 2016

    Presenting Sponsor Announced for the 2016 Superhero Run

      Dust off your capes and join us for the 2nd Annual Superhero Run in support of Niagara Children’s Centre! Superheroes across Niagara – young and old – are invited to participate in the 1K/5K fun run/walk on Sunday, October 16.  Registration opens at 11:00 a.m., 1K race kicks off at 1 p.m., followed by the 5K race at approximately 1:45 p.m. on the grounds of Brock University across the street.   The 1K route is fully accessible and includes several interactive superhero themed stations along the route. Today, the Centre has announced Grier Salter and Joseph Viola of The…
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  • Sep. 14, 2016

    Putting smiles on the faces of kids at Niagara Children’s Centre: Smilezone Foundation revitalizes spaces for children with special needs

      Niagara Children’s Centre proudly opened the doors to six newly refreshed spaces on Wednesday, thanks to the Smilezone Foundation,an independent charity committed to “putting smiles on children’s faces.” The gym, therapy pool, pool waiting areaand three change rooms all underwent some big changes, sure to put smiles on the faces of the over 3,200 kids and families who use the spaces each year.  The walls throughout all of the refreshed spaces feature murals of Bones the Niagara IceDogs mascot, exploring familiar locations across the Niagara Region. The pool area features new sensory toys and plenty of new storage, while…
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  • Aug. 29, 2016

    Family Advisors Needed!

      Niagara Children’s Centre is looking for family members to help improve the quality of Centre services and the family experience related to our services. We want to engage families in our improvement efforts because we recognize that families offer knowledge, perspectives, and insights that no one else can provide. There are several equally impactful ways to volunteer as a Family Advisor: Be a member of the (new!) Family Advisory Council Be a member of a Centre committee Be a member of a project team Be a virtual advisor Participate in focus groups Click here for more information and to sign…
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  • Aug. 22, 2016

    Niagara Children’s Centre welcomes new Physiatrist Dr. Paul Stacey

      Niagara Children’s Centre is proud to welcome Dr. Paul Stacey to the team, a physiatrist who is now holding two clinics at the Centre - a spasticity clinic and a physical medicine clinic.   He previously held the clinics in Hamilton, but is happy to be able to run them closer to home, and help the kids he sees in their own community.  He shares, “Niagara Children’s Centre is such a friendly place, with great staff. I enjoy being a part of and contributing to the team here.” Currently attending the spasticity clinic, Patrick Cheung receives Botox injections to…
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  • Aug. 19, 2016

    Niagara Children’s Centre Client Awarded OACRS Scholarship

      Niagara Children’s Centre is pleased to congratulate Ryan Boros on being a 2016 OACRS Scholarship recipient, which will help him to attend Carleton University in the fall where he will be studying law, with the aim having a career in politics or as a contract lawyer working in sports.  The scholarship, sponsored by the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services, recognizes community involvement and leadership ability, as well as overcoming barriers and challenges faced by students with disabilities. Ryan has been a longstanding spokesperson and ambassador of Niagara Children’s Centre, supporting awareness and fundraising campaigns.  Dorothy Harvey, Manager of…
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