About Our Needs
MISSION: Helping children with special needs reach their potential.
VISION: Our children have the best opportunities to succeed in all areas of their lives.
VALUES: The well-being, safety, and success of our children is the highest priority we have.
Who We Are:
Since 1953, The Centre for Child Development has been helping children with special needs reach their potential. We started as a grass-roots group of parents cooperatively organizing transportation to therapy sessions in Vancouver. Through the decades, we’ve grown to a team of over 160 staff with expertise in providing a wide range of collaborative therapeutic services to more than 3,000 children each year.
We focus on providing service with integrity, caring and compassion. We consistently challenge ourselves to improve upon best practices and lead our field. Our professionals include: paediatric psychologists, family service and key workers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, early childhood educators, supported child development specialists, recreation specialists, dietician, doctor, victims services workers, social workers and police.
Your support is sincerely appreciated for our donor-funded programs:
Casting and Splinting
Eating Skills Team
Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre
The Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland
WE SERVE THESE POPULATIONS:
- Children & Youth, Persons with disabilities or special needs
WE ADDRESS THESE ISSUES:
- Health & Wellness, Safety