About ErinoakKids – An Overview
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children's Treatment Centre (CTC) – serving nearly 17,000 children with disabilities and their families each year.
Our clients have a wide range of physical and/or developmental disabilities, communication disorders, autism, and some of the children we care for are blind and/or deaf. Serving Halton, Peel, Dufferin – and for some of our services – Waterloo and Wellington – ErinoakKids has approximately 750 staff members and 4 sites from which we provide a comprehensive array of medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families.
Our main services include Autism Services, Communication Services, Infant Hearing Screening, Infant Hearing Services, Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Vision Services. Our goal is to help each child we serve to build on his/her unique strengths, and to maximize opportunities for independence, health and well-being. We also help families as they meet the challenges of everyday life.
ErinoakKids works from a family-centred philosophy, and our focus is on the strengths and resilience of our clients and their families. We have close connections throughout our community, and partner with school boards, other service providers, and hospitals in the delivery of care, including SickKids and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.
The Ontario government funds our mandatory services through its Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Additional services at ErinoakKids, beyond those funded by government, are made possible through the generosity of private and corporate donors, as well as the time and expertise of volunteers.