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Grandview Kids – founded in 1953 – is an independently operated not-for-profit organization. We are the only Children’s Treatment Centre in Durham Region, providing specialized programs, outpatient clinical treatment and support to thousands of children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs and their families.
What we do:
- Assess, diagnose, prescribe and provide clinical treatment, specialized programs and therapies, and specialized equipment for children and youth with communication, physical or developmental needs;
- Provide access to specialists, consultation and support for families;
- Build capacity in the community through information, knowledge exchange and consultation with professionals and other organizations;
- Participate in research activities and teaching in the field of children’s rehabilitation.
Every child and youth living life at their full potential
To provide family-centred paediatric and rehabilitation services for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs
Values are our foundation and govern our actions. We strive to reflect them daily in our work with children, youth and families, our community partners, and each other. They shape our culture:
- Caring and Commitment: Being kind and compassionate; Relentless attention to safety and quality.
- Whole Child and Family-Centred: Appreciating that family members are the consistency in a child’s life and so are at the centre of the services we provide.
- Trust and Respect: Believing our clients, families, partners, volunteers, and employees have capability and competence; Valuing diversity of background and perspective.
- Innovation and Continuous Learning: Fostering a “culture of inquiry” and inspiring each other to advance our capabilities; Being flexible and innovative to accomplish goals.
- Accountability: Doing what we say we are going to do; Being clear and open in all of our communications; Dedication to well-planned, responsible, ethical decisions on behalf of those we serve.
- Excellence: Advancing our clinical capabilities and organizational practices; Leading the way in our field.
Clients and caregivers are our most important partners. Grandview Kids supports a client and family-centred approach to service delivery and recognizes clients’ and caregivers’ numerous and diversified rights and responsibilities. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a client or caregiver.
Grandview Kids’ story began in 1953 when a group of parents, concerned about travelling to Toronto to access care for their children, took action. They formed The Oshawa and District Cerebral Palsy Parent Council with the intention of bringing the support and services needed for their children to the Durham region. The Council would change names and structure several times over the years until officially building a facility in 1983 and renaming it Grandview Children’s Centre in 2004.
More than just the name has changed over the years. In 1954, a preschool was established at Simcoe Hall, which eventually became Campbell Children’s School in 1987. The School remains a co-located education partner at Grandview Kids Oshawa – Main Site location. Grandview Kids’ original Oshawa building on Townline Rd. South was constructed to support 400 children with special needs. The number of children needing access has steadily increased over the years, leading to the provision of care to 16,000 children in the 2021-22 fiscal year across the existing Oshawa location and its now eight additional satellite locations.
The needs of the children accessing Grandview Kids have also changed over the years. Grandview Kids began as a place to help children with physical disabilities. Now it serves children and youth with a variety of clinical and medical needs.
With the May 19th, 2017, Ontario Government announcement of the approval to build a new facility, we are heading once again into new and exciting growth of Grandview Kids and anchoring Paediatric Rehabilitation expertise and access in Durham for decades to come. In 2019, both the Government of Ontario and the Federal Government committed the funds necessary to move this project into the next phase of design.