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April 19, 2018
For Persons With Disabilities are hosting a Connections Resource Fair for people with disabilities. This event will feature more than 50 displays, including a Career Corner for job seekers.
April 16, 2018
Looking for skaters and volunteers for a trial session for SkateABLE, an adapative, learn-to-skate program for those with developmental or physical disabilities. This session will take place on Sunday, April 22 at the South Fletcher's Sportsplex in Brampton.
April 13, 2018
New centre is part of the largest redevelopment project in the Ministry’s history
OAKVILLE, Ontario – ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development officially marked the opening of its new Halton facility today. Designed to be a model for all future children’s treatment centres in Canada, the new state-of-the-art facility brings therapy, medical and support services under one roof for children and youth with disabilities and special needs.
March 29, 2018
ErinoakKids will be participating in the Inspire AccessAbility Showcase (formerly Halton Community Resource Fair) on Saturday, April 21 at Robert Bateman High School in Burlington. Come out to this event to learn more about the supports and services available for persons with disabilities in the Halton community.
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February 16, 2018
On May 14, 2018, DramaWay will present "Galaxy Trek of the Star Guardians", a uniquely adapted sci-fi of epic proportions. The show will feature some of ErinoakKids' finest performers of all abilities.
February 12, 2018
The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association will be hosting a U16 ‘Mini’s’ Wheelchair Basketball Festival. This free event is open to athletes of all physical abilities, ages 16 and under, looking to try wheelchair basketball for the first time and/or improve their wheelchair basketball skills!
February 12, 2018
Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in the INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase event on Saturday April 21, 2018 and be part of the online INSPIRE Resource Directory.
December 12, 2017
Dear parents, families and caregivers in our autism community:

It’s my pleasure to connect with you as we prepare to close the calendar year.

Earlier this year, in June, I announced the new Ontario Autism Program (also known as the OAP). This new program is the result of the hard work and passion of many dedicated families, stakeholders, service providers, advocates, professionals and other experts. The changes introduced in June were focused on providing child, youth and family-centred services that offer families choice, confidence and consistency in the services they receive.
August 25, 2017
Here is the  fitness club schedule during the winter/ spring months for Halton, Mississauga and Brampton
July 27, 2017
We are excited to announce the opening of a new and more spacious facility serving our Dufferin families in Orangeville, beginning August 1. This site, located at 224 Centennial Rd. (Units 8-11) in the plaza at the corner of Riddell Road and Centennial Road, has replaced our existing site at 60 Century Dr. in the Elementary School Des Quatre-Riviere.
June 26, 2017
Dear parents, families and caregivers in our autism community:
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of announcing a sweeping transformation to how this province provides services and supports for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP). This transformation will make Ontario a leader in this country, and around the world for autism services and support.
June 08, 2017
On Thursday June 8, the Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau unveiled the new Ontario Autism Program at ErinoakKids’ Autism In-Centre at our North Sheridan site. Under the new program, set to begin on June 26, all children and youth up to age 18  with an autism diagnosis will receive service that is family-centered, flexible and responsive to their needs, strengths and goals.   
April 06, 2017
A letter is being mailed to all families currently eligible for IBI and ABA Services on behalf of Minister Coteau, Ministry of Children and Youth Services. You can view the content of the letter here. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Ladyka, Program Supervisor, MCYS Central Region (905) 952-1907, 1-877-669-6658 x 1907.
April 03, 2017
Beginning April 3, 2017, families who receive Special Services at Home (SSAH) funding through ErinoakKids can submit their documentation through a secure, online portal here: For more information on SSAH, please read our FAQ page.
March 21, 2017
ErinoakKids is moving to three new sites in January of  2018. Information is now available for families about their child’s new site as well as parking at our new facilities. This information was also mailed to families in late March 2017.
February 01, 2017
Beginnning February 1, 2017, clients and providers will be able to upload all DFO documents (e.g. receipts, invoices, notes) through a secure portal on our website here: Please bookmark this website for future use.
January 27, 2017
We’re excited to share some changes to our baseball program for the upcoming season. We believe these changes will strengthen the program offerings and bring additional benefits to our ErinoakKids families. Starting this summer, Erindale Little League will be running the registration process and day-to-day management of the Baseball Challenger Program. This is a change from past baseball seasons, where this was managed by ErinoakKids.
November 18, 2016
At ErinoakKids, the health of our clients, families and our staff is a priority. Clients, parents and their caregivers must refrain from coming to ErinoakKids if they exhibit one or more of these symptoms: ...
May 30, 2016
(From Enersource)
May 30, 2016 – (MISSISSAUGA, ON) – Through the Enersource Spirit of Giving Program, the local electricity utility is helping to introduce the arts to children with physical and/or developmental challenges.
March 03, 2016
We are deeply saddened to share that Bob McKay passed away on March 2, as a result of cardiac arrest. Bob was a former ErinoakKids client, and current Board Director. He has been a dedicated spokesperson for possibilities, and has been the face of ErinoakKids for many years.
February 19, 2016
ErinoakKids, the largest of Ontario’s 20 community-based children’s treatment centres, is building new space for the first time in 40 years to meet the growing demand for therapy, medical and support services for kids with disabilities and special needs.
February 18, 2016
ErinoakKids, the largest of Ontario’s 20 community-based children’s treatment centres, will celebrate the start of construction of a new facility in Oakville at a ceremonial event on Feb. 19.
February 16, 2016
BMO, one of Canada’s largest banks, today announced it will donate $100,000 to ErinoakKids to fund therapy equipment and programming in three new sites set to open next spring. The funds will ensure children and youth with disabilities have access to much-needed services and supports in their local communities.
February 11, 2016
RBC Foundation today committed $150,000 toward medical and support services at ErinoakKids for kids with disabilities. The multi-year pledge will help meet growing demand in the community and ensure critical, unfunded programming continues to benefit children with special needs.
February 04, 2016
As a result of new funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, ErinoakKids is now able to provide a physiotherapy episode of care to infants with isolated Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT). 
December 03, 2015
Donation marks largest in organization’s history for respite care
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 3, 2015 — Families of children with special needs received a boost today thanks to a $100,000 multi-year commitment from CIBC earmarked for ErinoakKids’ Respite Program. CIBC’s donation marks the single largest respite donation in the organization’s history.
October 01, 2015
ErinoakKids has developed a new referral form for access to our services. This new form is available as of October 1, 2015 and should exclusively be used when referring clients to ErinoakKids services. The new form is available on our website at The old referral form will no longer be accepted after December 31, 2015. 
September 28, 2015
Today, our ErinoakKids family is heartbroken as we grieve the loss of members of our own extended family – the Neville-Lake family. In a tragic car accident Sunday afternoon, Jennifer Neville-Lake, one of our valued staff at ErinoakKids, lost her three children and father.  
August 21, 2015
MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 20, 2015 — BDO Canada, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, donated $30,000 today to help fund the purchase of specialized treatment equipment and services for children and youth with disabilities and special needs at ErinoakKids.
August 20, 2015
We know our clients and their families are busy juggling many activities and appointments. To help you manage your schedules, we have implemented automated reminder calls to clients and parents for scheduled appointments.
August 07, 2015
New facilities provide greater accessibility for children and youth with disabilities and special needs 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 7, 2015 — The Jays Care Foundation, the Erindale Lions Little League and ErinoakKids, the province’s largest children’s treatment and rehabilitation centre, today unveiled an upgraded baseball facility that provides greater accessibility for children and youth with disabilities and special needs.
July 30, 2015
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 30, 2015 — Twenty year-old Renee Foessel has her sights set on gold during the upcoming Parapan Am Games. Born with hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy that has left the right side of her body weak, the former ErinoakKids client and top ranked world para-athlete is vying for the podium in three events at the international competition.
July 16, 2015
The ErinoakKids summer newsletter is now available!
June 16, 2015
OAKVILLE, ON, June 16, 2015 ― The Stout Monk, a popular Oakville pub and longtime supporter of children with disabilities, today donated $60,000 to help support programming for children with special needs at ErinoakKids.
May 08, 2015
MISSISSAUGA ON, May 8, 2015 — ErinoakKids, the largest children’s treatment centre in Ontario, broke ground today on a new Mississauga facility that will bring together, in one location, therapy,  medical and support services for children and youth with disabilities.
May 01, 2015
BRAMPTON, ON, May 1, 2015 — ErinoakKids, the largest children’s treatment centre in Ontario, today celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Brampton facility and 26-bed Regional Respite Centre, the largest of its kind in the province.
March 19, 2015
The ErinoakKids spring newsletter is now available!
January 12, 2015
Gareth Davis and Mike Scholz of RVDL Soccer Academy stopped by to drop off a cheque for $1725! They raised this money at their RVDL Santa Soccer Challenge where 115 young soccer players participated. Thanks for your support!
January 06, 2015
(Mississauga ON) – Employees at Mississauga’s Ready Bake Foods got together recently and cooked up a treat for ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development in the form of a $23,342 donation. Ready Bake is a division of Weston Foods Canada, and the donation was raised as part of Weston’s annual company-wide fundraising campaign, Weston – Seeding Stronger Communities. 
December 19, 2014
Helping 10,000 more Ontario children with Speech and Language challenges
(Mississauga ON) - Ontario is helping 10,000 more children with speech and language difficulties by reducing wait times for speech and language services.
December 15, 2014
(Mississauga ON) – There was holiday magic in the air at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development today, when members of the Oakville Shrine Club arrived with $2,031 in gift cards for children who are clients at ErinoakKids, and their families.
December 04, 2014
The ErinoakKids winter newsletter is now available!

You can read it online and view past newsletters.
December 04, 2014
A group of Home Depot Canada store and district managers from across the GTA visited both Brampton locations of ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development yesterday to share their do-it-yourself skills with children with autism.
November 27, 2014
(Mississauga ON) – Six volunteers from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) put their creative skills to work today as they made decorations for the ErinoakKids float entry in Sunday’s Mississauga Santa Claus Parade. The 37-foot float will sparkle with a theme of “Christmas Candyland” and carry more than 30 people, including ErinoakKids clients and their families, volunteers, and staff.
November 10, 2014
OAKVILLE — The Ministry of Children and Youth Services, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development and Infrastructure Ontario announced today that Peel-Halton Partnership (PHP) has been selected to design, build and finance three new children’s treatment facilities and has signed a guaranteed maximum-priced contract to deliver the project. 
October 24, 2014
Kelsey LeCoure of Mississauga is thrilled to be named the first recipient of the new Sean and Lynne Seawright Scholarship Award. 
October 24, 2014
Today at its 2014 Pride & Joy Awards dinner at the Oakville Conference Centre, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development presented five awards to celebrate the achievement, determination and legacy of the more than 14,500 children and youth it serves each year. More than 300 people attended the ErinoakKids Pride & Joy Awards, presented this year by The Bank of Nova Scotia and hosted by Ben Mulroney, co-anchor of CTV’s ETALK.
October 22, 2014
Rosanne Longo of the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation recently visited ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development to present a $70,000 donation. The gift comes from proceeds of the Longo’s 25th annual Fore Kids’ Sake Charity Golf Tournament, held in June at Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre.
June 20, 2014
The ErinoakKids summer newsletter is now available!

You can read it online and view past newsletters.
June 16, 2014
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May 09, 2014
Students from the Psychology Association of Undergraduate Studies at Erindale (or PAUSE) at the University of Toronto Mississauga held their Variety Night earlier this year with funds going to ErinoakKids. The evening raised $1000 that will go to support the work we do. 
May 09, 2014
(Mississauga ON) – A cast of 13 young people with disabilities and special needs will demonstrate their dramatic skills when the ErinoakKids Players present Snow White’s Ever After on stage at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga on June 2.

May 07, 2014
On May 3, we held our annual Home and Vehicle Modification Info Fair for our families to learn about modification options. At the event, Accessible Daily Living donated $1150 to help client families offset the costs of home and vehicle modifications. 
April 30, 2014
We were thrilled to have Adam Graves of the Smilezone Foundation visit our North Sheridan site today. He was joined by his guest, Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams, formerly of the Toronto Raptors. 

April 29, 2014
The request for proposals stage has closed for prequalified companies to submit bids to design, build and finance new children’s treatment centres in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.

April 28, 2014
More than 200 runners, walkers, rollers and strollers came together in the spring sunshine on April 27 at Lakeside Park in Mississauga for the second annual 5K walk for ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.

April 02, 2014
Today, on World Autism Awareness Day, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) is launching Ontario’s Autism Parent Resource Kit. 

April 01, 2014
In March we were honoured to host separate visits from Alex Bezzina, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), and our new MCYS Regional Director Wendy Nelson.
March 10, 2014
The ErinoakKids community newsletter is now available.

You can read it online and view past newsletters.
February 01, 2014
GoodLife Kids Foundation announced today that the iCan Bike program at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development has been selected as a finalist in their national Win 4 Kids contest.
December 23, 2013
Bakery employees from the Mississauga facility of Ready Bake Foods, an operating division of Weston Foods Canada Ltd, visited ErinoakKids today to deliver a donation of more than $20,000.
December 18, 2013
Angela Cope, marketing production lead at the technology solutions and services provider Softchoice, has realized her dream of giving back to ErinoakKids.
December 11, 2013
The Oakville Shriners brought an extra helping of holiday joy to families of children with disabilities on Monday, with their annual delivery of donated toys to ErinoakKids, plus much-needed gift cards with a combined value of more than $1,000.
November 29, 2013
Today 28 volunteers from Baxter Canada spread good cheer and holiday sparkle at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.
November 27, 2013
Access Music Therapy is excited to announce that the Xtreme Glee club will be performing in collaboration with the Oakville Children’s Choir at a Community Carol Concert on Saturday, December 14 , at 3:00 p.m.
November 20, 2013
Broad smiles were on display yesterday at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development when Oakville dentist Dale Schisler stopped by to present a donation of $8,430.
July 30, 2012
The Strategic Plan outlines how we will change, adapt and evolve to remain at the forefront of our sector during a time of transformative change.
June 28, 2012
The 2011-2012 ErinoakKids Annual Report (PDF) was released at the Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2012.  Enjoy this year in review!
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.
May 23, 2011
July 4, 2011

To help serve clients and families better, ErinoakKids has implemented a new family-centred system of integrated services for all children referred to ErinoakKids. The overall goal of integrating services is to ensure that when a child comes to ErinoakKids he or she will have access to the appropriate range of services, based upon identified needs, and is not limited by a particular program’s established focus or internal silos.
May 23, 2011
ErinoakKids is pleased to announce its participation in the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry (CNDR) initiative.
May 22, 2011
Bob McKay awarded at the Pride and Joy Awards
March 13, 2011
What is Baxter’s Young Artist Contest?
April 05, 2010
From April 10 to 16, 2011, volunteers step into the spotlight as communities across the country celebrate the 68th annual National Volunteer Week.
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