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Pathways Health Centre for Children Logo
1240 Murphy Road, Sarnia, ON, N7S 2Y6
Phone: 519-542-3471

Welcome to Pathways… where excellent care is available, by exceptional staff, in Sarnia-Lambton! Pathways offers responsive pediatric rehabilitation services with a committed team working to deliver safe, high quality care with innovative service options to support children and their families.

Pathways Health Centre for Children (Pathways) is a family-centered community agency serving Lambton County children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs, along with their families, since 1975. Pathways provides a comprehensive range of community-based rehabilitation and support services. Pathways delivers special needs resource support services through the County of Lambton, has an on-site community licensed childcare, a therapeutic pool open to the public, and a social enterprise Lifelong Learning program. Pathways supports children of all ages, and their families, as they celebrate abilities and work through a range of challenges to achieve their potential. 

Mission Statement

Our Mission:

Pathways Health Centre for Children will deliver defined services to children, youth and young adults with physical, developmental and communication needs, to help them achieve their potential for a better quality of life.

Our Vision:

Supporting children, youth and young adults to achieve their potential through effective partnerships.

Our Story

Pathways Health Centre for Children opened its doors in 1975 on the current site, originally constructed to provide supports to ~250 children. Three name changes and several expansions later, with a staff growing to nearly 200 in number, Pathways now provides support to more than 4000 children and youth yearly. The Rotary Club of Sarnia were among the original vision casters for the Centre, and remain strong supporters of the organization and the work that is done to help children and youth in Sarnia-Lambton.

Pathways provides a range of essential services to equip children and their families with information and supports to face challenges and live into their dreams. As a non-profit organization, Pathways has long relied on the support of our community to supplement funds issued by government to offer services and programs to those in need. 


Services Client Demographics

In 2022/2023 Pathways provided service and supports to over 4000 clients, representing 1 in 4 children 6-11 years of age and 1 in 5 children birth-5 years of age in Sarnia-Lambton. Our staff connected with clients and families in 156 locations across the county.

We continue to listen to our client families and develop new programs and services to meet their needs. At the same time, our most in-demand services remain consistent: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech-Language Therapy. 

Our People/Our Team

Our staff share a passion for supporting children and youth and are committed to the mission of Pathways. Pathways has a strong workforce, with a number of regulated healthcare providers, regulated professions, administration and support staff.

We also commit to support student placements for our future workforce and maintain a roster of over 300 volunteers. We recognize volunteers and students as an integral part of Pathways! 

Achievement/Awards And Recognition

Pathways Health Centre for Children is proudly Accredited with Accreditation Canada 2023-2027 with Exemplary Standing, meeting 100% of criteria.

We are also proud to have been the 2022 “Cool Place to Work” award winner of the Outstanding Business Awards Association (OBAA) through the of Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce.

Our Partners

The Pathways team is proud to work with many dedicated partners in the community who work together so children and youth with differences and disabilities and their families can live their best lives!

Learn More About Us

Visit our website at www.pathwayscentre.org!


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