Increase Access to Care

Children. Families. Care.

All children should have the chance to reach their greatest potential.

Last year alone 1,777 clients received care from the dedicated staff at George Jeffrey Children’s Centre.

More and more children throughout Thunder Bay and the surrounding region are being referred to George Jeffrey for help with their physical, developmental and social needs.

Specialized service needs for children are outpacing the government funding available for them. Support from our community is essential to the care available at George Jeffrey.

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre is dedicated to doing even more for children and families throughout Northwestern Ontario by expanding access to its specialized care. This will be accomplished by boosting accessibility to current programs, enhancing services for children and families, and creating new capacity in order to impact more lives.

Many priority investments have been identified, including:

  • Assessment equipment for those who have difficulty communicating verbally or through written means – from tongue click switches to special cameras that help children navigate computer screens with their eyes
  • An auto calibrator  that will help clinicians set-up seating and positioning devices for children – doing this will result in pressure being distributed as evenly as possible in order to prevent skin breakdown
  • An adaptive bicycle to introduce children with special needs and their families to the possibilities of participating in this rewarding recreational activity
  • New and enhanced programs, including a program for children with feeding difficulties and more initiatives specific to the waitlist and wait times
  • Expanded video capabilities so clinicians can connect with more children and caregivers in rural and remote areas
  • More consultation and education clinics so more children and families can have direct contact with clinicians

Your gift today will help make these investments in children’s care possible. Together, we will impact the lives of children and families throughout Northwestern Ontario. To learn more please contact Steve MacDonald at 807-625-6052 or smacdonald@georgejeffrey.com

GIVE NOW to increase access to care.

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