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ErinoakKids receives approval for three new state-of-the-art facilities

May 24, 2011
On May 24, 2011, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Laurel Broten, came to ErinoakKids to announce and celebrate the news that the Ontario government will be investing in three new ErinoakKids facilities that will better serve children and youth with special needs and support their families.

ErinoakKids serves more than 11,700 children and youth with disabilities and their families each year with a comprehensive range of family-centred services and supports in the areas of autism, hearing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language, and vision.

The new ErinoakKids facilities will be located in Brampton, Halton and Mississauga, and will consolidate and replace eight current locations. This investment in new facilities means that ErinoakKids will be able to serve approximately 1,000 more children and youth in optimal clinical settings each year.

"Once complete, these three new state-of-the-art facilities will help ErinoakKids meet the needs of kids with disabilities and their families - now and into the future," said Broten.

Minister Broten was joined by ErinoakKids clients, families and staff, and by her colleagues Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPPs) Bob Delaney, Kevin Flynn, the Honourable Charles Sousa (Minister of Labour), the Honourable Harinder Takhar (Minister of Government Services) and Peel regional chair Emil V. Kolb in celebrating this significant announcement. Unable to attend but also instrumental in advancing this investment in the future of children with disabilities were the Honourable Linda Jeffrey (Minister of Natural Resources), MPPs Vic Dhillon and Amrit Mangat, and Halton regional chair Gary Carr.


From left: Minister of Children and Youth Services, Laurel Broten; MPP, Kevin Flynn; MPP, Bob Delaney; ErinoakKids President and CEO, Bridget Fewtrell; Minister of Government Services, Harinder Takhar; Minister of Labour, Charles Sousa; ErinoakKids Board of Directors Chair, Judy Burns; Chair of Peel Regional Council, Emil Kolb.


"This marks a momentous occasion in both the history and the future of ErinoakKids and the children and families we are privileged to serve," said Bridget Fewtrell, president and chief executive officer of ErinoakKids. "By responding to this critical need for new facilities, the Government of Ontario and our stalwart supporters have assured a brighter future with more and better access to critical services and supports for generations of children with disabilities to come. Our gratitude is enormous."

Planning and design of the new facilities is underway and they are expected to open in 2016.

Did you know?

Did you know that augmentative and alternative communication methods and strategies may include speech-generating devices, written/typed messages, symbols and pictures, as well as signs and gestures?

Read about Assistive Devices Resource Services at ErinoakKids

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