In the fall, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development, Ontario’s largest children’s treatment centre for children and youth with disabilities and special needs, will open three new facilities, including a new Brampton/Caledon site.
A first in more than 40 years for ErinoakKids, the new sites will replace its existing 11 outgrown and outdated locations. The new buildings in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, will more than double its treatment space to meet the growing need for services for kids with disabilities in Peel, Halton and Dufferin County.
At approximately 121,000 sq. ft., the Brampton site is located at McVean Drive and Castlemore Road, and will serve about 6,400 (40% of all clients) children and youth each year from Brampton, Caledon and surrounding areas. It will offer a variety of services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, autism services, speech and language services, auditory verbal therapy and more! The Brampton location is also home to what will be Ontario’s largest regional respite facility.With 26 beds, the Respite Centre will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide short periods of care for children and youth with complex care needs from Halton, Peel and surrounding areas.
The Ontario government has committed $70 million in funding toward the Brampton/Caledon location. ErinoakKids’ In My Dreams Fundraising Campaign has raised $12.5 million to date and is seeking to raise an additional $2.5 million for critical programming and specialized therapy equipment to reach its goal of $15 million by the end of 2017.
To learn more about the project and ErinoakKids, visit erinoakkids.ca