About the OFCP

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) is a non profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy (CP) in Ontario. (Charitable Registration Number: 10779 - 7722.)

We are an organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.

The OFCP does this by providing and initiating a wide range of services, resources and programs for people with CP and their families as well as professional organizations. These services can range from education and recreation to housing and life planning. For more information on OFCP’s programs and services, click here.

The OFCP’s programs and services are funded almost entirely through the collection and resale of used clothing and other used goods, as well as corporate and private donations and bequests. For more information on how to donate, click here.

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is committed to supporting the most advanced and highest quality of Cerebral Palsy research, including the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of cerebral palsy. For more information, click here.

OFCP Mission, Vision, and Value Statements

 

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) is a non-profit, charitable organization that strives to address the needs of people with cerebral palsy in the province of Ontario.

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is an organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.

To our Consumers:
To provide solutions, through service, advocacy and research, which further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, dignity and quality of life.

To our Employees:
To create an environment that nurtures, recognizes and rewards excellence.

To Society:
To demonstrate leadership through innovation and initiative.

To our Stakeholders:
To be accountable and responsible as financial stewards, quality service providers and advocates.

Board of Directors

President: Mr. Victor Gascon
Represents Individual Membership

Past President: Ms. Lyla Lahman
Represents Individual Membership

1st Vice President: Ms. Linda Bowen
Represents Individual Membership

2nd Vice President: Mr. Ben Toner
Represents Individual Membership

Treasurer: Ms. Deborah Grosdanis
Represents Individual Membership

Secretary: Dr. Peter Lindsay 
Represents Individual Membership

 

Ms. Fran Brown
Represents Individual Membership

Ms. Adria Leung Lim
Represents Individual Membership

Dr. Catherine Steele
Represents Individual Membership

Pastor Martti Hyhko
Represents Individual Membership

Ms. Christene Rowntree
Represents Individual Membership

Mr. John Stone 
Represents Individual Membership

OFCP Reports

History of the OFCP

We began as a grassroots movement in 1947. We were groups of families across Ontario who formed parent councils, working together to provide education, therapeutic services and social activities for children with CP at a time when schools did not accept children with disabilities.

From improvised classrooms in church basements and spare rooms in schools and hospitals this "federation" of parent councils grew. The Federation was helped over the years by volunteers and philanthropic individuals. We expanded services, educated the public and lobbied governments for services from housing options to therapeutic resources.