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Media Fact Sheet - Updated July 2021

 

An Overview 
Niagara Children’s Centre is a rehabilitation (treatment) centre serving children and youth with physical, developmental and/or communicative delays or disabilities. 
Serves 12 municipalities of the Region of Niagara
Core services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and social work. 
Secondary services include: medical clinics (neurodevelopmental paediatrics, physical medicine and complex care), specialty clinics (alternative and augmentative communication;  seating and mobility), gait lab; resource consultants;  recreation therapy;  aquatics 
In January 2019, Niagara Children’s Centre assumed responsibility for School Based Rehabilitation Services
 
 
2020-21 Statistics
  • 5,857 children served 
  • 1,486 new referrals
  • 36,827 visits
  • Wait #s as of March 31, 2021
    # Waiting for Assessment: 2,701
    # Waiting for Treatment: 400
  • Located at 567 Glenridge Avenue;  some satellite locations (in-kind space)
  • Governance;  11 member Board
  • Administration:   CEO, Director of Clinical Services, Director Corporate Services and Finance, Director of Development; Clinical Mangers (3)
  • One of 21 Children’s Treatment Centres in province.
  • Member of Empowered Kids Ontario (EKO), the provincial association for children’s rehabilitation and child development centres; one voice to government.
  • Employ approximately 110 full and part-time staff
 
Our Vision:
 “Niagara’s Children & Youth at their Best”
 
Ends Policy:  
“We enable children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays or disabilities to achieve their optimal potential within their home, school and community environments.
 
We do this through delivering a continuum of therapeutic supports and services to children and families and by working with our partners to deliver coordinated, integrated and family-centred care.”
 
Our Values:
Children and families come first
Excellence and innovation are cornerstones of our achievement
Teamwork and partnerships are vital 
Respect underlies all we do
 
Our Funding
  • Multiple Funders
  • Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
  • Region of Niagara
  • HNHB LHIN
  • Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (ADP)
  • Donations
  • Grants
  • Annual budget of approximately $9 million
 
Our History
  • Established in 1964 as a voluntary, non-profit charitable organization; through the efforts of May Court Club; several area Rotary Clubs and Port Colborne Lions Club
  • Originally named Niagara Peninsula Crippled Children’s Society; 1999 named changed to Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre; 2012 changed name to Niagara Children’s Centre.
 
 
On-site Partner
Niagara Children’s Centre School Authority
  • Established in 1964, along with Centre
  • Governed by School Trustees;  Principal and Administrator
  • 60 students
  • Funded by Ministry of Education;  Section 68 School
  • Focus is on transition to the child’s community school
 
 
Use of Name/ Acronyms
Operating and Legal Name:  Niagara Children’s Centre
Acceptable Abbreviatons:  the Children’s Centre, the Centre
Unacceptable Abbreviations: NCC (please note that we do not use this acronym)
 
 
For more information
www.niagarachildrenscentre.com
Shaunna Morris, Executive Communications Coordinator, shaunna.morris@niagarachildrenscentre.com
Oksana Fisher, CEO, Oksana.fisher@niagarachildrenscentre.com 
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