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Year in Review

The 2019 year in review showcases the successes and ongoing innovation being achieved as we realize the objective of our Strategic Plan “Building on Excellence”. Throughout these pages, we hope you enjoy the stories and feel our pride in the accomplishments and milestones reached by the children, youth and their families supported by the expert paediatric team at Grandview.

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It was a year of tremendous change and the most significant growth in our history, as our expert team grew by 48% to support program delivery changes in the Ontario Autism Program and the School-Based Rehabilitation Program

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann

CEO, Grandview Children’s Centre


Every child and youth living life at their full potential


To provide family-centred paediatric and rehabilitation services for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs


These are our core values

Caring and Commitment

Being kind and compassionate. Relentless attention to safety and quality.

Trust and Respect

Believing our clients, families, partners, volunteers and employees have capability and competence; Valuing diversity of background and perspective.


Doing what we say we are going to do; Being clear and open in all of our communications; Dedication to well-planned, responsible, ethical decisions on behalf of those we serve.

Whole Child and Family-Centred

Appreciating that family members are the consistency in a child’s life and so are at the centre of the services we provide.

Innovation and Continuous Learning

Fostering a “culture of inquiry” and inspiring each other to advance our capabilities; Being flexible and innovative to accomplish goals.


Advancing our clinical capabilities and organizational practices; Leading the way in our field.

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2019 was a great year for Grandview Kids.
Let’s take a look back through the year.

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Clinical Services

Transform the client and family experience across all life stages.

Driven to continuously improve the Grandview experience for clients and families, our Clinical and Client Services team stretched and strengthened our knowledge and discovery muscles this year. We brought new programs and services to Grandview; made technology our best friend and stayed connected with clients, families and colleagues on a virtual platform; and continued to keep up with the many changes in our sector.

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Campbell Children’s School

Challenge, Celebrate, Strengthen.

Campbell Children’s School, in collaboration with Grandview Children’s Centre, nurtures each child’s unique abilities through programming to develop skills, self confidence and independence, for a successful transition to the home school.

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Collaborative Research

Research continues to bloom at Grandview Children’s Centre.

Research may seem like a luxury to some, but in the field of child development there is much to learn, and children and families need and expect us to deliver the best possible care. It is essential that Grandview’s clinical team participate in well-developed research projects in order to help answer the many questions we have and to ensure that the care delivered at Grandview is evidence-informed.

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Medical & Diagnostic Services

Building capacity to expand services.

Our Medical Services team continues to provide high-quality medical care to Grandview families. As the population of Durham steadily increases, our three full-time Developmental Paediatricians at Grandview are working to address growing needs.

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Therapeutic Recreation

Therapy through play – that’s what Therapeutic Recreation is all about!

Therapeutic recreation offers purposeful interventions to enable clients to achieve quality of life and optimal health through meaningful participation in recreation and leisure. Recreation therapists support clients in having full access to and the freedom to choose recreation and leisure opportunities.

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Grandview Children’s Foundation

Gaining momentum toward our campaign goal.

With help from our caring community of donors, our Foundation is helping to get children and youth into innovative and life-changing therapy sooner, as well as fulfill our Believe Campaign goal to help build and support the new Grandview. We’re so grateful to everyone who has chosen to support Grandview Kids today and tomorrow.

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Our Team

Growing by 48%, #TeamGrandview proved to be a united force in 2019-2020.

From changes within the organization, including the Ontario Autism Program and the addition of school-based rehabilitation services to going virtual with telepractice therapy from home amid COVID-19, our team showed its power. 

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During COVID-19 Grandview came together quickly as an organization to care for one another and for the children, youth and families we serve. Grandview connected in new ways and pushed to learn and adapt quickly in order to support the needs in our community.

Brad Phillips

Chair, Grandview Children’s Centre Board of Directors

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Thank You!

We gratefully acknowledge all the caring individuals, businesses and organizations whose contributions changed lives and made so much possible in 2019/2020. You helped Grandview kids move, play, learn, communicate and connect in ways their families never dreamed possible. These smart and courageous kids are an inspiration, so let’s celebrate every step they take.