The Thames Valley Children's Centre

Our Vision: Our Clients at their Best Established in 1949

  • Centre of children's rehabilitation for London and Southwestern Ontario
  • Annually serve more than 7,000 children and their families in the 10 counties of Southwestern Ontario every year
  • Serve children from pre-birth to young adulthood with physical disabilities, communication disorders, developmental delay, and autism spectrum disorders
  • Services include: assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and therapy for long-term and acute disabilities
  • Types of disabilities: birth defects, cerebral palsy, cleft lip & palate, developmental delay, orthopaedic conditions, brain injury, spina bifida, speech & language disorders, autism spectrum disorders ... among many
  • Types of services and therapies: specialized medical clinics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, intensive behavioural intervention, psycho/social services, communication development, augmentative communication, seating and mobility, leisure, recreation and name a few
  • Available to families in a ten-county area through our London Centre, satellite offices in Kincardine, Stratford, Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, Strathroy, Owen Sound and Woodstock, unique outreach programs that travel to the child, and more than 20 partnerships with school boards, health care organizations, community agencies and others
  • 67% of services are delivered outside of our London building in over 400 settings (not including homes) such as schools, daycares, recreational settings, hospitals and other organizations
  • Exceeded over 3,000 Centre referrals and provided more than 200,000 hours of clinical service.
  • Employ more than 350 staff, utilize 500 volunteers (250 of those being direct service, and 250 special events volunteers) and provided 55 students with a practicum/placement opportunity in the last year