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We have provided you with the following categories to help you search for
healthcare resources in the province.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for in your area, please call our office 416 244 9686 or toll free 1 877 244 9686.

Children and Families Extension 224
Adults Extension 236

 

Cerebral Palsy

– Diagnosis, Types, Treatment, Health Practitioners, and Therapies

Cerebral Palsy Research

Mental Health Services

Financial Assistance for Health Related Costs

 

Cerebral Palsy

– Diagnosis, Types, Treatment, Health Practitioners, and Therapies

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP)

www.ofcp.ca

We are a non profit organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.  The OFCP provides information about cerebral palsy, as well as system navigation support to help you find the services you are looking for.

CanChild

https://www.canchild.ca/

CanChild is an academic network of international scientists that conduct applied clinical and health services research concerning children and youth with a variety of developmental conditions.  As a world leader in the field they strive to generate innovative knowledge and translate their research in an accessible way that is relevant and meaningful to those who need it most: families and health care providers.  Their website has a wealth of information regarding diagnosis of CP.  They have also been instrumental in developing a number of measures and tools related to gross motor function and performance for children with cerebral palsy.

CP Foundation Centre of Excellence

http://yourcpf.org/

Cerebral Palsy Foundation, a non-profit entity, has the mission to transform lives for people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities through research, innovation and collaboration and has grown into the largest non-government funder of cerebral palsy research in the United States.

Their website, includes information regarding diagnosis, types of cerebral palsy, treatments and therapies, assistive devices, communication and much more.  It also includes videos, news and blogs and findings about the latest undertaken research studies.

 

Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS)

http://www.oacrs.com/

As a membership organization, OACRS provides a united voice for member centres and delivers leadership by influencing policy, programs and funding to maximize the potential for all children and youth facing physical, communication and/or developmental challenges. Currently, OACRS represents all 21 Children’s Treatment Centres in Ontario and provides a link to all of them.


Hospital for Sick Children

http://www.sickkids.ca/

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country.  Some of their specialties include Communication disorders, Critical Care Medicine, Developmental Paediatrics, Neurology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Rehabilitation.

 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

http://www.cpso.on.ca/Public-Register

Provides listing of all doctors in the province – includes a link so that individuals can search for a new doctor or look up whether an Out-of-Hospital clinic has passed inspection.

 

Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOH – LTC)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/

The Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care provides access to care through primary care providers; delivering coordinated care in the community and closer to home through long-term care homes, palliative care options, mental health and addictions services, homecare services, and by educating patients to make the right decisions about their health through www.ontario.ca/health

The provincial government has divided the province into 14 regional health networks (LHIN’s) – each local LHIN is mandated to plan, integrate and fund local health care, and improve access and patient experience.  Your local LHIN office will coordinate services for seniors, people with disabilities and people who need health care services to help them live independently in the community, including professional services, personal support services, and homemaking services.  The LHIN’s also determine eligibility and make arrangements for admission to some day programs, supportive housing/assisted living programs, and to certain chronic care and rehabilitation beds, and to all long-term care facilities.

http://www.lhins.on.ca/

 

Ontario Association for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

https://www.osla.on.ca/uploads/Finding%20Services%20in%20Ontario.pdf

If you are looking for a registered professional in any of these disciplines, please check the following links for a list of licensed practitioners in Ontario. 

Use OSLA’s “Find a Practitioner” link to find a private Speech Language Pathologist practitioner or service agency near you.

For pre-school services funded by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, go to http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/Eng lish/topics/earlychildhood/speechlanguage /locations.aspx

 

Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists

http://otontario.ca/osot/index.php/find-an-ot#sthash.bCMtpC41.dpuf

Use the OSOT’s “Find an OT” link to find an Occupational Therapist in your community.

 

Ontario Physiotherapy Association

https://opa.on.ca/about-physiotherapy/find-a-physiotherapist/

Use the OPS’s “Find a Therapist” link to find a Physiotherapist in your community.

 

Ministry of Health - Physiotherapy Clinics

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-physiotherapy

You may qualify for government funded physiotherapy if you have a valid OHIP card and meet a number of criteria; OHIP covers physiotherapy for seniors, youth and some other patients at government-funded (OHIP) physiotherapy clinics to help patients recover from illness, surgery or injury.

To be eligible, you must have a doctor’s referral and:
• be 19 years old or younger
• be 65 years old or older
• be receiving benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program or Family Works

If you are not in one of these groups, but you have stayed overnight in a hospital for a problem that now requires physiotherapy treatment, you are also eligible for government-funded physiotherapy with a doctor's referral.

 

Cerebral Palsy Research

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP)

www.ofcp.ca

We are a non profit organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.  The OFCP provides information about cerebral palsy, as well as system navigation support to help you find the services you are looking for.

 

CanChild

https://www.canchild.ca/

CanChild is an academic network of international scientists that conduct applied clinical and health services research concerning children and youth with a variety of developmental conditions.  As a world leader in the field they strive to generate innovative knowledge and translate their research in an accessible way that is relevant and meaningful to those who need it most: families and health care providers.  Their website has a wealth of information regarding diagnosis of CP.  They have also been instrumental in developing a number of measures and tools related to gross motor function and performance for children with cerebral palsy.

CP Foundation Centre of Excellence

http://yourcpf.org/

Cerebral Palsy Foundation, a non-profit entity, has the mission to transform lives for people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities through research, innovation and collaboration and has grown into the largest non-government funder of cerebral palsy research in the United States.

Their website, includes information regarding diagnosis, types of cerebral palsy, treatments and therapies, assistive devices, communication and much more.  It also includes videos, news and blogs and findings about the latest undertaken research studies.

CP-Net

http://cpnet.canchild.ca/

A research-based initiative designed to improve the care of cerebral palsy from prevention to treatment.  CP-NET Vision: To create a partnership program among Ontario-based researchers, clinicians and stakeholders to transform the lives of individuals with, or at risk, for cerebral palsy (CP) and their families by accelerating the development of new neuroscience discoveries.

 

Ontario Brain Institute

http://braininstitute.ca/

The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.  Through convergent partnerships between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates to foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders.

Our collaborative approach to research aims to:

  • Enhance the neuroscience research system
  • Grow the Ontario neurotechnology cluster
  • Improve brain health for Ontarians

 

 

Mental Health Services

Province of Ontario Mental Health Helpline

http://www.connexontario.ca/

The Province of Ontario provides a 24/7 Mental Health Helpline which will connect you with the closest mental healthcare provider.

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. ConnexOntario operates three helplines:

 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - 0ntario Chapter

http://www.cmha.ca/branch_locations/ontario-division/

General information about mental health, public policy, as well as links to mental health programs across the province.

 

 

Financial Assistance for Health Related Costs

 

Trillium Drug Program (TDP)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/programs/odb/opdp_trillium.aspx

The TDP administered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and helps people who have high prescription drug costs relative to their household income. It covers all drugs approved under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. For drug products that are not on the list of approved ODB products, your doctor may apply for special approval through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP).

 

Ceridian Cares

http://www.ceridiancares.ca/evaluation

The mission of Ceridian Cares is to improve the quality of life in communities by providing financial assistance to individuals and families that need it most.  Items funded within their Medical Category of needs are: medical equipment, respite services, short-term counseling services, physiotherapy and eyewear.

Please read the guidelines and application carefully to determine your eligibility for funding.