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600 Townline Rd South, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K6
Phone: 905-728-1673
Fax: 905-728-2961
Toll Free: 800-304-6180

Family-centred paediatric and rehabilitation services for children and youth in the Durham Region with physical, communication and developmental needs.

Mission Statement

Every child and youth living life at their full potential

Our Story

Grandview Kids' story began in 1953 when a group of parents, concerned about travelling to Toronto to access care for their children, took action. They formed The Oshawa and District Cerebral Palsy Parent Council with the intention of bringing the support and services needed for their children to the Durham region. The Council would change names and structure several times over the years until officially building a facility in 1983 and renaming it Grandview Children’s Centre in 2004.

More than just the name has changed over the years. In 1954, a preschool was established at Simcoe Hall, which eventually became Campbell Children’s School in 1987. The School remains a co-located education partner at Grandview Kids Oshawa – Main Site location. Grandview Kids’ original Oshawa building on Townline Rd. South was constructed to support 400 children with special needs. The number of children needing access has steadily increased over the years, leading to the provision of care to 16,000 children in the 2021-22 fiscal year across the existing Oshawa location and its now eight additional satellite locations.

The needs of the children accessing Grandview Kids have also changed over the years. Grandview Kids began as a place to help children with physical disabilities. Now it serves children and youth with a variety of clinical and medical needs.

With the May 19th, 2017, Ontario Government announcement of the approval to build a new facility, we are heading once again into new and exciting growth of Grandview Kids and anchoring Paediatric Rehabilitation expertise and access in Durham for decades to come. In 2019, both the Government of Ontario and the Federal Government committed the funds necessary to move this project into the next phase of design.

Services Client Demographics

Grandview Kids offers the following services and programs to children and youth in Centre, community and schools located in the Durham Region and Scarborough:

  • Adolescent Transition support
  • Audiology
  • Autism Services
  • Complex Care Program
  • Family Leader Program
  • Medical Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Service Navigation
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Specialty clinics (e.g., Botox, orthotics, optometry).
  • Social Work
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Our People/Our Team

Meet our Senior Leadership Team!

Tom McHugh, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Carolyn Hunt, Medical Director | Executive Lead, Medical Services

Harry Deeg, Chief Financial Officer | Executive Lead, Corporate Services

Leslie Suite, Executive Lead, Clinical and Client Services

Avori Cheyne, Chief Communications Officer | Executive Lead, Strategic Communications, Partnerships and Engagement

Alfred Ng, Executive Lead, Quality, Risk, Continuous Improvement

Dr. Taryn Eickmeier, Executive Lead, Research, Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization

Achievement/Awards And Recognition

Achieved Exemplary Status from Accreditation Canada in 2021

2022 marked the one-year anniversary of our Complex Care Program, making it easier for Durham families to access the care they need closer to home

Grandview Kids is a leader in the Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT-D), serving as Chair of the OHT-D Performance Measurement Committee and within OHT-D Collaboration Council

Our Partners

  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Ajax Public Library
  • Empowered Kids Ontario
  • Central East Home and Community Care
  • City of Pickering
  • City of Oshawa
  • Grandview Children’s Foundation
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Bloorview Research Institute
  • Lake Ridge Community Support Services
  • Lakeridge Health
  • McMaster University, CanChild
  • Municipality of Clarington
  • Ontario Health Team – Durham
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth, Durham Region
  • SickKids
  • The Regional Municipality of Durham

Learn More About Us

Stay up-to-date with all things Grandview Kids by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, Gather, and reading our newest blog posts, news updates and guest-written articles on our News and Updates webpage!


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