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.
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Meet the 2021 Ambassadors
Click on any of the photos below to learn how Niagara Children's Centre has made a difference in their lives.
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.
Help Kids Shine is an annual community campaign to raise funds and awareness in support of Niagara Children's Centre. Tim talks to Help Kids Shine Ambassador Dorothy Harvey, Director of Clinical Services at the Niagara Children’s Centre
Meet Help Kids Shine Ambassador Sarah Ane, Daniels` Mom
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.
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