• Mar. 29, 2022

    From advocate to Director: A therapist’s journey at Niagara Children’s Centre

    Mike Morrison
    Dorothy Harvey, Director of Clinical Services at Niagara Children's Centre
      Dorothy Harvey has been advocating for members of the local community with physical, developmental and communicative delays for more than 30 years.   On March 31, Harvey will retire from her role as Director of Clinical Services for Niagara Children’s Centre after overseeing more than 20,000 children and youth under her leadership.   Her path to Director began with the birth of her daughter Kate in 1986. Born with significant physical and developmental challenges, Harvey started to learn more about the support and services available to her family and became more involved in parent and community advocacy groups.   …
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  • Feb. 28, 2022

    Family’s journey a bright light for Niagara Children’s Centre Help Kids Shine campaign

    Mike Morrison
    Jillian Janzen lifts up her son Patrick during a photoshoot with Robert Nowell in St. Catharines, ON.
        While Jillian and Tom Janzen knew their son would bring great joy to their life, they also knew he would face significant challenges.   Their son Patrick, who they call Paddy, was born with Down syndrome, a condition in which a baby is born with an extra 21st chromosome that can cause delays in their mental and physical development.   They knew before Patrick was born that he had the diagnosis, so their family spent time learning about the available services and community support in the Niagara region.   “Feeling alone was probably one of the biggest challenges…
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  • Jan. 17, 2022

    Inclement Weather- Partial Closure

    Partial Closure- Due to inclement weather our building is closed.  All on-site appointments are cancelled.  Virtual therapy appointments will continue, unless otherwise notified.  The Centre School Authority is also closed today.
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  • Dec. 02, 2021

    Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley Honoured with Award by Niagara Children's Centre

      Niagara Children's Centre was thrilled to be able to bring our Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team together in-person to present this year’s Dr. William J. Orr Tribute Award. In 2014, to commemorate the Centre’s 50th anniversary, the Board of Directors approved the introduction of the Dr. William J. Orr Tribute Award, to honour the amazing legacy of our founding Medical Director Dr. Orr. This prestigious award recognizes an individual’s or organization’s outstanding dedication to supporting the mission and vision of Niagara Children’s Centre and positively impacting the quality of life of children and youth with disabilities, in…
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  • Oct. 22, 2021

    Join us for our first ever Trunk or Treat!

    Ready for some spooky fun? Dress up in your Halloween costumes and come to our first-ever Trunk or Treat event! This inclusive event is unique and a barrier-free way for all children to enjoy trick or treating! Centre families will get to trick or treat around our parking lot, take some Halloween family photos, and groove to some ghostly tunes at our dance station with bubbly fun! **Open to Niagara Children's Centre families only. Covid protocols will be in place and masks must be worn (unless unable to due to medical reasons). RSVP on Facebook: Questions? Please email:
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