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Grandview Kids receives over $113k from 7th Annual Building Industry for Durham Deeds Luncheon

  Grandview Kids, their families and all the staff at Grandview extend our heartfelt gratitude to Al Libfeld, Steven Libfeld, President and CEO of Tribute Communities and Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and CEO of Durham Region for your amazing generosity and for selecting Grandview as one of the charities supported at the 7th Annual Building Industry for Durham Deeds (BIDD) Luncheon on November 1, 2016.…

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Grandview Children's Centre launches partnership with Durham Region paediatricians

             Grandview Children’s Centre launches unique partnership with four paediatricians from Durham Region OSHAWA, ON – Grandview Children’s Centre is committed to providing the best possible care for all children and youth with special needs from across Durham Region. As a result of that commitment, we look for innovative and creative ways in which to expand our services to clients and…

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Durham Counselling Walk-In Clinic - Youth Clinic

Durham Counselling Walk-In Clinic (DCWIC) is a community collaborative offering free counselling in a walk-in clinic for children and youth aged 3-19 years and their families.  To Learn more, please view the attached PDF or link below! Click Here To Read More

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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity supports the Abilities Centre and Grandview Children's Centre in Durham

THE 2016 PARASPORT FUND SUPPORTS THE ABILITIES CENTRE AND GRANDVIEW CHILDREN’S CENTRE “Creating more opportunities for children to get into the game”   WHITBY, ON – The Parasport Fund, which is a joint program between Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, has donated $59,245 to the Abilities Centre and Grandview Children’s Centre in Durham. This year, for the first time, a portion…

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Baagwating Community Association Appreciation!

    Grandview Children’s Centre is very grateful to the Baagwating Community Association for this incredible gift. Over the past 15 years Baagwating has supported Grandview Kids in important ways totaling cumulative gifts of $150,000 . Today’s additional $100,000 gift will allow us to provide urgently needed supports and services to more children and youth with special needs and their families across our Durham community.…

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Grandview Seeks a parent volunteer!

We are seeking a parent volunteer to represent Grandview Children’s Centre on the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). The role of SEAC is to report and make recommendations to the School Board regarding any matter affecting the establishment and development of special education programs and services for exceptional students. This volunteer position requires attendance at meetings, held once a…

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LiteGait Press Release - Amazing LiteGait Equipment now at Abilities Centre in partnership with Grandview Kids

  LiteGait Equipment is now available for use at the Whitby Abilities Centre, in partnership with Grandview Kids, please watch the video here at CTV Toronto! Please read the full press release here.

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Active Start Registration

Active Start About The Active Start Program For children 18 months to six years with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome or any other intellectual disability. Children learn to kick, catch, throw, hop, run, skip and jump in a group environment. Enhance physical literacy skills through active play and game-based activities.. There is a three to one ratio of participants to staff and parental involvement is encouraged.…

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ICCD Golf Registration!

  ICCD Golf Registration The Italian Culture Centre of Durham is hosting a Golf tournament in support of Grandview Kids, and the registration papers are available for download at the link below. All cheques must be made payable to the Oshawa Italian Recreation Club.    Registration Papers Here  

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Grandview Kids One Step Closer to New Headquarters - Thanks to $50,000 Donation from The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise

Grandview Kids One Step Closer to New Headquarters Thanks to $50,000 Donation from The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Whitby, Ontario (July 9, 2016) – Attendees of Whitby Ribfest received more than tasty treats on Saturday, July 9. They watched as the The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise renewed its commitment to Durham’s kids by presenting a $50,000 cheque to Grandview Children’s Foundation in support…

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Whitby Ribfest - July 8th to July 10th

  Thanks for our friends at MTC Factory Outlet, Grandview Children's Foundation will be raising awareness about the programs and services of Grandview Children's Centre, and creating a fun environment for kids at the 5th Annual Whitby Ribfest. For information about Grandview, balloons and a free cell phone charging station, look for the Grandview tent located next to the MTC tent: -      Friday July 8 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm -      Saturday,…

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Smoke's Poutinerie Ajax - Hero Day, June 15th!

  June 15th is all about Ajax Heroes and giving back to Grandview Kids, the only Children's Treatment Centre in Durham Region providing specialized programs and support to thousands of children and youth with special needs.   Join us for a very exclusive event, enjoy lunch for $5.99 and feel good about giving back to Grandview Kids! $1 from your purchase on June 15th supports Grandview Kids!   DATE:…

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Grandview’s Family Advisory Committee Presents: Family Picnic! June 18th - 2016

Grandview’s Family Advisory Committee presents:Family PicnicDATE:Saturday, June 18, 2016,TIME:11:00am to 2:00pmLOCATION:Grandview Children’s Centre600 Townline Road, Oshawa- Bring a blanket and a bagged lunch for your family- Games, raffles, crafts and family funPre-registration is required. Please choose an option:Online grandviewfamilypicnic.eventbrite.caEmail FAC@grandviewkids.caPhone 905-728-1673 x 2281 or toll free 1-800-304-6180 x 2281Download flyer

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Open volunteer position - Board Of Trustees

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE By providing a range of specialized services and supports , Grandview Children's Centre collaborates with families and their children and youth with special needs to inspire possibilities.    Grandview Children’s Centre invites interested residents of Durham Region to serve as a volunteer Board Trustee.   Parents and/or relatives or friends of Grandview clients and interested community members who are familiar with the…

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Scholarship opportunity: 'I Am A Promise'

The ‘I Am A Promise’ Award is a bursary for Grandview Kids who plan to continue their post secondary education. It was established by Ruth Althouse, a former Principal of Campbell Children’s School, the education partner of Grandview Children's Centre, co-located at our main site in Oshawa. Eligibility requirements Application for Grandview Kids who will be attending a college or university in the Fall of…

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Provincial Government announces new Ontario Autism Program

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for families of Grandview Kids with autism: The Provincial Government is investing $333 million over the next five years to launch the new Ontario Autism Program.  As the Lead for Durham ABA-based Autism Services, Grandview Children's Centre wants parents/guardians to know that in the coming weeks, we will share more information with you regarding how these changes will affect your child, as well as next steps. The…

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2016 Ontario Budget inspires possibilities for Grandview Kids

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   2016 Ontario Budget inspires possibilities for Grandview Kids: Significant impact for children and youth with special needs    OSHAWA, ON, February 25, 2016 – Grandview Children’s Centre congratulates the Government of Ontario on the 2016 Ontario Budget tabled today by Finance Minister Charles Sousa. An investment strategy for children’s treatment centres (CTCs) in the province aligns with the work of…

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One phone number for Grandview Children's Centre

Effective as of 12:00pm on Friday, January 29, 2016, there is one phone number to reach all six sites of Grandview Children's Centre: 905-728-1673 Toll-free 1-800-304-6180 All staff telephone extensions remain the same. Please update your Contacts accordingly. Visit the Contact Us page of our website for the addresses of all six sites of Grandview.     View all the latest news and stories from…

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Smilezone returns to Grandview

IMPORTANT NOTICE to families of Grandview Kids: Grandview Children's Centre is excited to announce that beginning at 4:00pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016, a construction crew from Smilezone Foundation will be renovating the Waiting Room and five treatment rooms, plus making improvements in the pool area, at the headquarters of Grandview Children's Centre in Oshawa (600 Townline Road South). During the renovation, an alternate Waiting Room will…

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Meet the students at Grandview

In accordance with our 2012-2017 Strategic Plan, Grandview Children's Centre participates in research activity and teaching in the field of children’s rehabilitation. We are proud to introduce the university students currently learning at Grandview: Sarah Harrison-Edge is from Pickering, Ontario. We are pleased to have Sarah at Grandview Children's Centre for seven weeks while she completes a placement with the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program at…

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Grandview Children’s Centre expands services in north Durham Region

      Joint Media Release Grandview Children’s Centre & Durham District School Board For Immediate Release December 17, 2015 Grandview Children’s Centre expands services in north Durham Region:partnership with Durham District School board benefits kids with special needs OSHAWA, ON – Grandview Children’s Centre officially opened its newest satellite site at S.A. Cawker Public School in Port Perry on December 9, 2015. The first…

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Town of Ajax partners with Grandview Children’s Centre to bring new headquarters to Ajax

NEWS RELEASE ajax.ca November 19, 2015 Ajax Council officially announced today the granting of a five-acre surplus parcel of land in north Ajax for the proposed new Grandview Children’s Centre headquarters. Securing land is key to Grandview Children’s Centre realizing a new $44 million, 68,000 square foot state-of-the-art headquarters. The next step for Grandview Children’s Centre is to secure government and community funding to support…

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Safe Access improvement at Grandview: one entrance at our Oshawa site

As of Monday, November 30, 2015, all families and visitors will enter the Oshawa site of Grandview Children’s Centre (located at 600 Townline Road South) through the south-east door, closest to the client parking lot. All other doors will be exit-only for families and visitors. The south-east door opens to our Welcome Centre where all families and visitors are asked to read our Health Check…

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Flu Shot Clinic for families of Grandview Kids at Grandview Children's Centre

The flu is a serious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Every year, 10 to 20 per cent of Canadians become sick with the flu. It’s estimated that 12,200 Canadians are hospitalized, and about 3,500 die as a result of the flu each year. “For the average healthy person, influenza will last for about seven to 10 days and may cause fever, headache, fatigue, muscle…

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Parking lot expansion and renovation at Grandview's Oshawa site

IMPORTANT NOTICE UPDATED as of Friday, December 11, 2015 The majority of the work is complete in the newly resurfaced and expanded parking lot at the Oshawa site of Grandview Children's Centre.Weather permitting, on Friday, December 11 the construction crew will be working on some repair patches, and setting and pinning curbs in place in various areas in the parking lot. The main entrance off…

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Improving customer service for families of Grandview Kids with automated reminder calls

Beginning October 1, 2015, we are improving customer service and efficiency at Grandview Children's Centre by implementing a system of automated reminder calls. On the day before your child's clinical appointment with his/her therapist at Grandview Children's Centre, an automated reminder call will be issued to the primary phone number listed in our records for your family. Each automated reminder call will indicate: - your child’s…

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Smilezone Foundation revitalizes treatment room for teens with special needs

      Joint Media Release Smilezone Foundation and Grandview Children’s Centre For Immediate Release August 25, 2015 Putting smiles on the faces of Grandview Kids: Smilezone Foundation revitalizes treatment room for teens with special needs OSHAWA –Sam Keane, a 16-year old Oshawa resident and hockey super-fan, jumped at the chance to meet one of his NHL idols when he learned Nashville Predators winger and Whitby…

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TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Torch Relay coming to Grandview Children's Centre

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 4 at 3:30pm, the Parapan Am Games Torch Relay will make a 30-minute stop at the Oshawa site of Grandview Children's Centre, located at 600 Townline Road South. The paediatric experts at Grandview Children's Centre provide outpatient treatment, rehabilitation services and more to 5,000 children and youth with special needs and their families in Durham Region…

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THINK AHEAD fire safety program for Grandview Kids

Do you live in Clarington, Oshawa or Whitby? Sign up for the new THINK AHEAD fire safety program for Grandview Kids: a partnership between your local fire services department and your family. How does THINK AHEAD work? Families living in Clarington, Oshawa or Whitby caring for children or youth with special needs contact their local fire services department to arrange a free THINK AHEAD home visit.…

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Thinking ahead to protect children and youth with special needs

      Media Release The Corporation of the City of Oshawa For Immediate Release May 29, 2015 Thinking ahead to protect children and youth with special needs OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa and Oshawa Fire Services, in partnership with Grandview Children’s Centre of Durham Region, launched today a groundbreaking fire safety program called THINK AHEAD Oshawa. Through the program, Oshawa families of children…

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Parking at Grandview's Oshawa site

The parking lot at our Oshawa site has been expanded and renovated. At times, available parking spaces may still be limited. We therefore ask you to follow these guidelines for parking: - ensure you are parking your vehicle in a space that will not block access to any other vehicles, especially when parking near spaces designated for wheelchair accessibility - during the school year, students…

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Announcing the retirement of Dr. Mary MacDonald

It is with sincere gratitude for her many years of service to the community that we announce the retirement of Dr. Mary MacDonald from Grandview Children's Centre. As a doctor whose professional career began with her graduation from medical school in 1972, Dr. MacDonald has been on staff at Grandview since 1997. Practicing as a paediatrician, Dr. MacDonald's contribution to Grandview over the past 18…

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Grandview's 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Award recipients

“Each year in Ontario, more than six million volunteers give their time and skills to improve their communities. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards celebrate their dedication and effort and are our way of saying 'thank you'.” - Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade In 2015, Ontario celebrated the contributions of more than 9,000 volunteers at 54 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies across the…

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ALL SITES of Grandview Children's Centre are CLOSED for Monday, February 2, 2015

Information as of 6:45am: Due to inclement weather, ALL SITES of Grandview Children’s Centre are CLOSED for the day and evening on Monday, February 2, 2015. Our education partner, Campbell Children's School, co-located at our Oshawa site, is also CLOSED on Monday, February 2 2015. For future Winter Weather Watch notifications, please follow Grandview Children's Centre on Twitter and Facebook.     View all the latest news and…

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Improving customer service at Grandview Children's Centre

The main site of Grandview Children's Centre in Oshawa is undergoing some renovations. In order to serve Grandview Kids and their families better, we are re-locating our reception area from the centre of the building to the south-east entrance. Our new Welcome Centre will be visible from our main entrance, improving customer service for all visitors to our facility, especially those coming to meet us…

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Region of Durham declares October 5 to 10, 2014 Grandview Kids Week!

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Oshawa Generals Face-Off for Grandview Kids!   OSHAWA, ON. October 1, 2014 – The Region of Durham has declared October 5 to 10, 2014 Grandview Kids Week. To celebrate the occasion, the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club will donate $5 to Grandview Kids from every ticket sold via the customized link www.oshawagenerals.com/grandviewkids to their Sunday, October 5 home game vs. the Kitchener…

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Keller Williams RED Day for Grandview Kids

RED Day is an annual Keller Williams Realty service initiative across North America, dedicated to improving local communities. RED Day stands for Renew, Energize and Donate.  Every year on the second Thursday of May, Keller Williams associates spend the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. The motto for RED Day is "give where you live." This year, 150…

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Grandview Children's Centre resolves to secure funding for new building in Durham Region

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Grandview Children's Centre resolves to secure funding for new building in Durham Region: groundswell of community support rises despite lack of government funding   OSHAWA, ON, May 1, 2014 - The urgent need for a new building in Durham Region for Grandview Children's Centre is a message parents of Grandview Kids with special needs and disabilities are determined the provincial government will hear.…

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Boy with big heart donates books to Grandview's "Free to Read" program

Braeden Mullin is a 10 year old boy who loves to read. He also has a big heart. Braeden's passion for reading comes from his mom, Tara Hathaway Mullin. His big heart comes from his love for his little sister, Alyssa. For the past 2 years, Braeden and his mom have been organizing an ongoing book drive to encourage kids to share Braeden's passion for…

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Now available: FREE Wi-Fi for parents/guardians and guests at Grandview Children's Centre

You asked for it, you got it! The majority of people who responded to our 2013 Information Technology survey indicated access to Wi-Fi has become a necessity at Grandview Children's Centre, including for families and guests who may be waiting for appointments or visiting Grandview Children's Centre for meetings. Based on this feedback from our staff and community, we are pleased to announce the installation…

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Gender Diversity & Sexual Diversity at Grandview

Statistics show that 1 out of every 10 people identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. That means 1 out of 10 children we work with at Grandview Children's Centre will be, or already are, identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexual orientation or gender, even as young as preschool age. This statistic means 1 out of 10 parents/guardians of Grandview Kids…

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Grandview receives “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” award from Accreditation Canada

In June 2013, Grandview Children's Centre received a full Accreditation award with commendation from Accreditation Canada surpassing the fundamental requirements of the accreditation program. Further to this award, Grandview made an additional submission to Accreditation Canada to review evidence of follow-up requirements. As a result, in December 2013 Accreditation Canada determined that all requirements have been met and the decision awarded to Grandview Children's Centre was changed…

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Grandview excellence on display at OACRS Conference 2013

Grandview Children's Centre is a member of the Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services (OACRS). Every year, staff from Grandview Children's Centre partcipate in the annual OACRS Conference bringing together clinical staff, administrators, board members and parents from children's treatment centres, and others working in the field of children's rehabilitation services, from across the province of Ontario to learn from one another and celebrate excellence.…

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Celebrate the first-ever Grandview Kids Day with us: October 9, 2013!

We are excited to announce that the Regional Municipality of Durham has proclaimed the 2nd Wednesday of October as annual Grandview Kids Day! Be at Grandview's Oshawa site at 10:45am on Monday, October 7 and see Grandview Kids carry our new flag in a processional accompanied by the Oshawa Civic Band to a special flag-raising ceremony officiated by Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson and other regional dignitaries.…

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Congratulations to our 2013 Grandview Staff Award Winners

At Grandview Kids, we take great pride in our most valuable asset, our staff. To honour their work, the following award winners were announced at our 28th Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2013:   1. "The Power of One" Annual Award winner: Stephanie Stoddard, Registered Social Worker Our talented staff work hard every day to make Grandview a warm and welcoming place where the needs of children…

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Local broker invests $25,000 into the futures of kids with disabilities

First Durham Insurance & Financial Ltd. introduces their Possibilities Grant, where over the course of five years, they will donate $5,000 to a family with a child who has a disability under the age of 18 through a contribution to an RESP or RDSP.  Nominations will be accepted from July 16 through September 30, 2013 (extended from September 15). The First Durham Possibilities Grant was developed to…

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Grandview bridges a gap: new on-site Optometry Clinic

On May 29, 2013, we realized a dream of establishing an on-site Optometry Clinic for Grandview Kids, and our first day of appointments was a success! Sloane Pasher, age 3, was among the first Grandview Kids to attend our new Optometry Clinic. Sloan's Mom, Stephanie Pasher, a pediatric nurse, said the process of signing up for the clinic was easy: "It was all arranged for…

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Update re: Grandview East in Bowmanville

Preschool Speech and Language program at Grandview is pleased to announce that our new Bowmanville office officially opened on July 2, 2013 in newly renovated treatment space in Knox Christian School, located at 410 North Scugog Court, Bowmanville. Families who have scheduled appointments in July are invited to contact their child's therapist at 905-728-1673 to confirm the location of their services. If you or your…

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Best wishes from Grandview to Jean Callaghan and Sue Gualdieri on their retirement

Jean Callaghan, Executive Assistant, Grandview Children's Centre Grandview Children's Centre wishes to acknowledge a significant moment in time. Executive Assistant Jean Callaghan is retiring on June 28, 2013 after 28 years of extraordinary service. Jean has witnessed many changes over the years and has assisted eight Executive Directors and countless members of the Boards of Trustees of the past 28 years to achieve the goals…

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Para-Athletics Event at the Abilities Centre!

Do you have a need for speed? Or perhaps you prefer to launch objects into the air. A few Grandview Kids had the opportunity to test out track and field sports activities at the Para-Athletics event at the Abilities Centre in Whitby on April 28, 2013. 7-year old Justine Wilmot challenged Paralympian and 2010 London Marathon and 2012 Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair winner Josh Cassidy to a race around the…

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Grandview Thirty One: a multi-media exploration of 31 days in the lives of seven Grandview Kids

  What is Grandview Thirty One? For 31 days, a news team from Metroland Durham Region Media Group got to know seven local children with special needs who rely on the services at Grandview Children's Centre. The news team, consiting of award-winning community journalist Jennifer O'Meara, videographer Leeanna McLean, and photographers Sabrina Byrnes, Celia Klemenz, Jason Liebregts, Ron Pietroniro and Ryan Pfeiffer, "followed the kids…

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Grandview co-hosts 2nd annual "Spring into Literacy" Training Day

On Saturday March 23, 2013, Grandview Children's Centre and the Ontario Early Years Centres co-hosted SPRING INTO LITERACY: a training day focused on early literacy and numeracy for parents, professionals and students. Click

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Durham Summer Camp & Inclusive Recreation Fair 2013 at Grandview

The Durham Summer Camp & Inclusive Recreation Fair 2013 showcasing programs and services for children and youth with special needs turned out to be quite the exciting evening at Grandview on April 4, 2013. Offered in partnership by Grandview Children's Centre, Ontario Camps Association  and Camp Awakening, the Camp Fair providedinformation about: - day and overnight summer camps - how to choose the right camp - recreation programs…

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Life... After Diagnosis: a meaningful gathering for parents at Grandview

On December 3, 2012, Social Work Services at Grandview Children’s Centre hosted a Link & Learn for caregivers titled: “Life... After Diagnosis.” Special guest speaker, Anchel Krishna, blogger for Today’s Parent, and mom of 2-year old Syona, who has Cerebral Palsy, spoke of learning about and coming to terms with her daughter’s disability. Following Anchel’s presentation, a panel consisting of Grandview parents shared stories about their journey.…

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Grandview's Adventures in Parasport group inspires possibilities

Grandview’s new 'Adventures in Parasport' group, a joint effort by Grandview's physiotherapy and therapeutic recreation programs, was a great success! For 8 weeks in October and November 2012, nineteen Grandview clients between the ages of 7 to 18 had the opportunity to engage in a weekly program highlighting a variety of parasports in Durham Region. The primary goal of the group was to encourage participant involvement in a…

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Grandview welcomes new Family Facilitator

Grandview welcomes Andrea Belanger as our new Family Facilitator! By definition, a Family Facilitator is the parent of a child with special needs who is able to provide resources and support to other families caring for children with special needs. Andrea has 2 young children, both of whom have received services at Grandview Children's Centre. As a toddler, Andrea's daughter, Mia, now age 6, received speech…

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Grandview Kids inspire possibilities at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 14, 2012 was a big day for our Grandview family. For the third year in a row, a team of Grandview Kids, their families, friends, and Grandview staff, along with members of our community, participated in the Charity Challenge at the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k in support of Grandview Children's Foundation. The athletic competition attracted over 24,000 runners from…

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Improving accessibility at Grandview: renovation at reception

If you've visited the Oshawa site of Grandview Children's Centre lately, you may have noticed a small change that has resulted in a significant accessibility improvement at our reception desk. We're excited to share the story of what inspired the change. It all started with a presentation led by Together We Rock! Together We Rock! promotes learning and leadership opportunities to inspire people to build communities…

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Changes to Grandview’s service hours and client appointment scheduling

Do you know Grandview Children's Centre is open evenings and Saturdays to serve you and your family better? Based on feedback from families and utilization statistics, we are no longer offering Sunday appointments. Our current hours of operation: Main site: Oshawa (600 Townline Road South): - Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 7:00pm - Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm - Saturday: 2 per month during the school year:…

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Reminder re: Emergency Preparedness

From time to time, Grandview Children's Centre and Campbell Children's School may be faced with emergency situations: Centre and/or school closing due to severe weather conditions will be announced via radio (CKDO 1350AM or 107.7FM), television (City TV's Breakfast Television Toronto) and social media (the Centre's Facebook and Twitter accounts). In the event of an accident or illness, parents/guardians will be contacted as quickly as possible. It is therefore imperative that we…

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Notice of policy change at Grandview: private therapy services

Grandview Children's Centre recently approved a change in policy that affects Grandview Kids, their families, and our staff. We want to ensure the public is informed about this policy change as it also affects all families in Durham Region that seek private clinical services for their children in our community, including those who seek private services in addition to clinical services their children receive at Grandview.…

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Grandview announces first Professional Practice Leader

Grandview's Director of Clinical Services, Leslie Suite, recently announced clinical staff member Jennifer Wraight has been selected as Grandview's first Professional Practice Leader (PPL).  Leslie explained the importance of this new position at Grandview: “The launch of the PPL role, as well as the Discipline Lead assignments, supports Grandview’s Strategic Initiative of Interprofessional Practice Excellence. We can better support our clinicians in their evidence-based practices,…

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Grandview's ParaGolfers!

This summer, Grandview Kids have an extraordinary opportunity to try a brand new device that is going to change the way we look at golf! The Ottobock ParaGolfer is a motorized all-terrain mobility device that enables the user to raise themselves to a standing position in order to swing a golf club. Doug Summers, owner of Lakeridge Links Golf Club in Brooklin, Ontario, has recently purchased…

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Grandview's 2012 Independence Retreat: Give Your Everything

"Give Your Everything." That was the powerful theme of Grandview's 2012 Independence Retreat held from July 30 to August 1 at Eaglewood Resort, a camp in Pefferlaw, Ontario. Grandview's Independence Retreat is an annual event that enables clients from age 12 to 15 to experience two nights away from home. The kids get an opportunity to meet new friends, face new challenges and learn valuable skills…

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Learn about Grandview's 2012 Cast Camp

Cast Camp is a fun, summer day camp-style therapy group that is run jointly by the Recreation and Occupational Therapy programs of Grandview Children's Centre. Cast Camp is for children between the age of 5 to 9 with cerebral palsy (CP) hemiplegia. These children have one side of their body affected by CP and could benefit from constraint-induced movement therapy, a form of rehabilitation therapy…

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Grandview goes live with GoldCare: our new client information system

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 is a big day at Grandview Children's Centre - the launch of our new, modernized, family-focussed, electronic client information system: GoldCare. In the spring of 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services announced funding to the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS), the non-profit, independent organization that represents 21 children's treatment centres (CTCs) across Ontario. This one-time investment of $2.5 million to…

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Grandview initiates innovative design partnership: new x-ray chair for kids with scoliosis

Many of our Grandview Kids have faced this dilemma, but thanks to an innovative partnership initiated by Grandview, that's history now. At Grandview, we often see scoliosis in our clients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy and other complex diagnoses. Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side in the shape of  Grandview Children's Centre supplied…

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Grandview congratulates Sean Towgood: 2012 OACRS Scholarship Award Winner

Grandview's own Sean Towgood is the recipient of a $1,000 Scholarship Award from the Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services (OACRS). Grandview Children's Centre is a proud member of OACRS, representing the interests of all 21 children's treatment centres across the province of Ontario. Sean was presented with the scholarship, along with a gift, by OACRS Chief Executive Officer Linda Kenny during the 27th Annual General…

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Congratulations to our 2012 Grandview Staff Award Winners

At Grandview Children’s Centre, we take great pride in our most valuable asset, our staff. To honour their work, the following award winners were announced at our 27th Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2012: 1. "The Power of One" Annual Award Winner: Lindsay Gurr, Physiotherapist Our talented staff work hard every day to make Grandview a warm and welcoming place where the needs of children and…

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2012 Annual Report of Grandview Children's Centre

The 27th Annual General Meeting of Grandview Children's Centre was held in Oshawa on June 14, 2012.  The meeting was attended by the Centre Board of Trustees, staff and families.  Linda Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services (OACRS), of which Grandview is a member, was present to announce the $1,000 2012 OACRS Scholarship Award winner. Staff awards were also…

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Improving access to technology at Grandview: new iPads and a SMART Board

Technology is helping change children's lives at Grandview Children's Centre. Grandview Children's Foundation recently made a significant financial contribution to boost the technological capabilities of Grandview Children's Centre with the purchase of new iPads and a SMART Board. Studies show: - tablet technology facilitates communication with children and youth who have special needs in the area of speech and language - touch screen technology enables…

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2012-2017 Strategic Plan for Grandview Children's Centre: Inspiring Possibilities

In the fall of 2011, Grandview Children’s Centre initiated a strategic plan renewal process. In the dynamic environment of a growing region, developments in children’s rehabilitation treatment, challenging economic times for the Ontario Government constraining its funding, and increasing numbers of children and youth with special needs, a responsive Strategic Plan was needed. Key concepts were developed by the Board of Trustees at a planning retreat in November 2011, based…

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Grandview hosts Blind-Low Vision "Swim Meet"

On Saturday, May 26, as part of the contribution of Grandview Children's Centre to the Tri-Regional Blind-Low Vision Program, the first-ever Blind-Low Vision "Swim Meet" was hosted by Social Work Services in the therapy pool at Grandview's Oshawa site.Sal Lassenza, Early Childhood Vision Consultant from the Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children, worked with Stephanie Stoddard and Steve Kirk, Social Workers, to facilitate the event.Five families,…

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Meet Grandview's Capstone Team from UOIT

Grandview Children's Centre is proud to be selected as a client of the UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology Capstone program.The Capstone program focuses on solving business problems through no-cost consulting. Fourth year Commerce and I.T. students are working in a custom team with a faculty advisor. This mutually beneficial opportunity will allow UOIT students to apply their academic skills to accomplish one of…

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Register your child or youth with Autism for additional services and supports in Durham Region

DURHAM REGION September 28, 2011 – Hundreds of children and youth with Autism in Durham region now have access to additional services and supports. Grandview Children's Centre has been selected as the lead agency for the “Durham Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)-based Services” and has partnered with Lake Ridge Community Support Services and Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth – Durham Region for the delivery of…

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