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  • Jan. 23, 2013

    Dine and Shine with Niagara Children's Centre

    Dine and Shine logo and slogan
    For children with augmentative communication devices, such as Proloque2Go on an iPad, mealtimes can be a difficult time to be heard. Parents want to include their children in everyday activities, like mealtime, but are often unsure of how to accommodate their child’s unique communication needs. The motto of Niagara Children’s Centre’s new Dine and Shine program is “fill your plate and communicate”. The entire focus of the evening is to incorporate special communications devices into the mealtime routine. “The program creates a real-life environment for parents and children to gain the tools they need to include their children in mealtime.” …
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  • Nov. 30, 2012

    Supporting Preschoolers Transition to School

    November 21st and 26th marked the dates of our annual Transition to School Orientation evenings for parents of preschool children who may require additional supports entering junior kindergarten. The evenings are an opportunity for parents to hear about the process and timelines for transition to school as well as to obtain information on the local school boards (including the Niagara Children’s Centre school) and support services for students. The evenings are hosted collaboratively by the various preschool agencies as well as the 2 English school boards, Niagara Children’s Centre School and the CCAC.  95 parents attended over the course of…
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  • Oct. 22, 2012

    Foundation Chair Honoured with Award

    Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David Onley,  Mr. Jack Foster, and the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Charles Sousa
    On October 18, 2012, Mr. Jack Foster, Chair of Niagara Children’s Centre Foundation was awarded with the 2012 Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship.  At a ceremony at Queens Park, Jack was one of 13 individuals who received this award from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David Onley and the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Charles Sousa.  The Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes people who have made exceptional long-term contributions to the quality of life in the province. We are pleased and honoured that Jack Foster who has been chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees since…
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  • Oct. 22, 2012

    Notice for Seating Clinic Clients Over Age 18

    A New Seating Clinic in Niagara-   As a means of developing a local service for adults who have lifelong needs, there is a new custom seating and mobility clinic at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.  This new service, effective September 2012, will work with experts at the Rehabilitation Centre to meet the seating needs of clients from the Children’s Centre who are over 18 years who require this type of service.   The new Adult Seating Clinic is located in the building next door to the Children’s Centre at 541 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines.  This Means a Change…
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  • Sep. 07, 2012

    A New Identity and Look

    A New Identity and Look
    Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre (NPCC) has adopted a new logo and tagline, and modified its name to Niagara Children’s Centre.  What is different? The publicly used name was streamlined to Niagara Children’s Centre, discontinuing the use of Peninsula.  This is consistent with the public’s common reference to the “Children’s Centre” and recognition that Niagara implies a regional focus.  The legal name for contractual purposes will remain Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre. The logo continues to be based on the image of a sun.  The new logo also incorporates a heart to reflect the Centre’s widespread reputation for family-centred care and compassion.…
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