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ErinoakKids celebrates the official opening of its new Brampton location and the largest respite centre in the province

May 04, 2018
New 122,000 square foot site will bring services under one roof
BRAMPTON, Ontario – May 4, 2018 – ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development officially opened its new Brampton facility, which includes the largest respite centre in the province. The growing demand for therapy, medical and support services for kids with disabilities and special needs prompted the need to create a single point of care for families in need of ErinoakKids’ services. The Brampton site is one of three new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art children’s treatment centres in Peel and Halton regions.


“We had a vision to replace a number of small, outdated spaces with welcoming facilities specifically tailored to meet the needs of the children we are so privileged to serve,” says ErinoakKids President and CEO Bridget Fewtrell. “These new beautiful and accessible spaces will help our young clients thrive and grow, each reaching their unique potential.”

The ErinoakKids redevelopment project replaced 10 outgrown and rented facilities with new buildings in Brampton, Mississauga and Halton. The project is the is the largest in the history of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the first multi-site build of a children’s treatment centre in the province.

The Brampton facility will bring medical, therapy and support services under one roof so families in the area will no longer have to visit different locations for various services. The new facility boasts a gym, a warm water therapy pool, accessible playgrounds, an adapted fitness facility, a youth drop-in centre, therapeutic playrooms, treatment rooms, an audiology area, a family resource centre and respite centre.

Located at 10145 McVean Dr., the new 122,000 square-foot facility is the largest of three new sites and the only location with a respite centre. The 26-bed Regional Respite Centre which includes The Brannon Family Aspen Lodge and The Birch Lodge, the largest of its kind in Ontario, will house children who are medically fragile/technology dependent, have complex care requirements or autism. Specially trained staff will care for children during daytime and overnight stays as well as summer camps, providing much-needed caregiving relief for parents.

“The 26 bed respite facility will provide meaningful support and programming for kids with complex care needs,” says ErinoakKids Board Chair James Sutherland. “It will give their families who care for these kids 24/7, the chance to unwind and spend precious quality time with each other as well as other family members.”
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest children’s treatment centre, serving more than 16,000 children and youth annually who have physical and developmental disabilities, autism, communication disorders, blindness/low vision and hearing loss. Serving Halton, Peel and Dufferin County, our mission is to help our clients achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. For more information about ErinoakKids, please visit

For more information:
Julie Saccone
Director, Communications
(905) 855-2690 x4301


Did you know?

Did you know that by introducing your child to early life skills from ages five to seven (such as helping to make your child’s bed, tidy his or her room, unpack and pack his or her school backpack, and set the table and clear dishes at the end of a meal) is preparing him or her for the responsibility of expanded home and community-based life skills as a young adult?

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