Help Kids Shine

You can support the Help Kids Shine campaign by making a donation, becoming a community sponsor, or sharing the word! Your support enables us to reach more children, offer new programs, purchase equipment and improve our facility to make sure that children in our community receive the excellent care that they deserve. Each year we support over 5,800 children at the Niagara Children’s Centre, but there are still many children waiting for service! It is our goal to raise $200,000 and shorten our wait list.



This year's Help Kids Shine campaign is brought to us by MNP Ltd  - your local trusted debt advisor.

 

To make a donation: 

1. Donate online at helpkidsshine.ca 
2. By phone, call 905-688-3550 
3. In person – 567 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines 

Please make cheques payable to Niagara Children’s Centre. 

 

Click on any of the photos below to learn how Niagara Children's Centre has made a difference in their lives.



This May, a number of local Niagara restaurants have partnered with Niagara Children's Centre to work together and Help Kids Shine.

This means that by dining out, you can support Niagara businesses and Niagara's children and youth simultaneously. 

Click the banner above for a list of participating restaurants.

 

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About the Niagara Children's Centre

Niagara Children's Centre is one of only 21 like it in Ontario and serves 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region, with over 3500 children served last year alone! Currently, there are 516 children waiting for an assessment and 276 that are waiting for service.  

Core Services

Physiotherapy, which focuses on the gross motor and functional mobility (the getting around) of the child

Occupational therapy, which assists children in maximizing independence in daily activities (dressing, grooming, attending school or pre-school, eating, bathing);

Speech and language services, which helps children with speech, language, voice, swallowing and feeding difficulties;

Augmentative and Alternative Communication, which provides custom designed systems for those children whose written and/or spoken communication ability would not otherwise fill their need on a daily basis.

Family Services (Social Work), which provides support to families from when they are first aware their child has a disability, and through the process of assessment, treatment, follow-up. Social Workers also support families in obtaining and coordinating the various services their child will require.

Recreation Therapy, which promotes and supports the participation of children with disabilities in recreational activities. Recreation Therapists assist children with developing leisure skills and knowledge, and work closely with community programs to include children with special needs.

Additional (secondary) Services

  • Medical clinics (developmental paediatrics and orthopaedic),

  • Specialty clinics (seating and mobility, gait analysis, casting and splinting, home and vehicle modification)

  • Early Childhood Education preschool Resource

  • Therapeutic Aquatics and recreational pool programs in a heated indoor pool. Programs are designed to promote children’s development as well as provide children and families an opportunity to have fun

  • Literacy consultants & promotion of Emergent Literacy Development

  • Infant Hearing Screenings & Intervention

  • Special Services at home