The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) has served the community for more than 75 years as a non-profit treatment centre with an elected board of directors. With professional staff and volunteers, the Centre is committed to providing support and serving needs both in the centre and in our community.
Mission: Providing specialized therapy and innovative programs to empower children, youth and their families to reach their individual potential
Vision: Amazing kids today, enriching our community tomorrow.
One of 21 such centres within the Province of Ontario and in existence for more than 75 years, the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent’s (CTC-CK) mandate is to provide high-quality paediatric rehabilitation and support services to children with physical, developmental and communication needs and their families.
Our focus for client care is to provide services that contribute to optimal development, functional outcomes, community participation and success. There is a tradition of strong family involvement and a goal of supporting children and youth to reach their full potential. Long-term services are customized and adapted to meet changing client needs over the lifespan, beginning with infancy and ending with a successful transition to young adulthood.
The CTC-CK provides paediatric rehabilitation services to children from birth through to age 19 including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, social work, respite, medical clinics, and a range of adapted recreational programs such as music therapy, aquatic therapy, and adapted recreation. Selected services for the highest needs clients are provided up to age 21 such as Coordinated Service Planning, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative Communication, Seating, and adapted recreation/music programs. Programs align with MCCSS services for youth and families with special needs, as well as special services of Preschool Speech and Language, School Based Rehabilitation, Infant Hearing Program, Blind Low Vision, Respite, the Ministry of Health Assistive Devices Program through hearing aid, seating/mobility, and augmentative communication equipment prescription. The centre also provides programs and services aligned with the Ontario Autism Program including Entry to School, Urgent Response and client funded core clinical skills. CTC-CK has evolved to meet the needs of the community and is the sole service provider for prevention, screening, assessment and therapy intervention for mild, moderate, and high needs preschoolers, children in Full Day Kindergarten, as well as a specialized community resource for youth with long term disabilities.
Donna Litwin Makey - Executive Director
Amelia Morrison – Clinical Supervisor
James Lively – Finance Manager
Tina Jamieson – Assistant Clinical Supervisor
Cindy Gillett – Human Resources
Marnie Ball – Team Leader
Accreditation Canada Award with Commendation - 2021
We build enduring relationships with our clients, families and our community. To be completely successful we partner with organizations that share our vision and commitment to kids with disabilities. The Centre works extensively with our local children’s partners including health, mental health social, community, education, family support and recreation agencies.