Massive New Children's Treatment Centre Officially Opens in Mississauga
It’s no secret that almost every major GTA city could use more medical facilities. Now, a brand new specialty treatment facility has officially opened its doors in Mississauga—much to the joy and relief of families with special needs children.
Recently, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development officially opened its new Mississauga facility.
Operators say the new facility will help meet the growing demand for therapy, medical and support services for kids with disabilities and special needs.
The location is one of three new purpose-built, state-of-the-art children’s treatment centres designed to provide a single point of care for families in need of ErinoakKids’ services.
“Opening this new Mississauga location is the most significant milestone in ErinoakKids history since opening our very first facility in Mississauga 40 years ago,” says Bridget Fewtrell, ErinoakKids president and CEO.
“As we have grown, so too has demand for our services and the need for appropriate spaces. Today, the design of our new Mississauga site and the opportunities it affords provides a place where children and youth can, for the first time, maximize their abilities in a space tailored to meet their needs.”
Located at 1230 Central Parkway W., the new 103,000 square foot facility is part of a multi-site project supported by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that replaced 10 outgrown and rented facilities with three new buildings - one in Mississauga, another in Halton and a third in Brampton.
The ErinoakKids project is the largest in the history of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the first multi-site build of a children’s treatment centre in the province.
The new Mississauga facility will bring medical, therapy and support services under one roof to meet demand for services, which increase by 10 percent each year.
As for what families can expect to find in the facility, the site boasts a gym, accessible playgrounds, an adapted fitness facility, two therapeutic playrooms, serenity gardens and a Longo’s Family resource centre. The site also houses unique features, including a controlled multisensory Snoezelen room to help reduce aggression and anxiety in children with autism and developmental disabilities.
“This new facility and all that it offers for clients and families will set a new standard of excellence in the delivery of services for kids with disabilities,” says James Sutherland, ErinoakKids board chair.
“Whether its physiotherapy, occupational therapy, autism services or speech and language services, the new facility will provide children and youth with the resources they need to achieve lifelong success.”
All photos courtesy of ErinoakKids official website