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Year in Review

The COVID-19 pandemic propelled Grandview Kids into new ways of overcoming challenges and supporting our children, youth, parents, and caregivers.


Our mission, vision and values guided us as we remained committed to our Strategic Plan, “Building on Excellence.” As you read the pages of this report, we hope you are inspired by the work #TeamGrandview has achieved and join in our collective feeling of hope as we transition to focus on recovery. 

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Grandview Kids remained dedicated to providing the highest quality services to children, youth, parents, and caregivers in a way that was safe, accessible, and impactful. 

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann

CEO, Grandview Children’s Centre


Every child and youth living life at their full potential


To provide family-centred paediatric and rehabilitation services for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs


To provide family-centred paediatric and rehabilitation services for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs


These are our core values

Caring and Commitment

Being kind and compassionate. Relentless attention to safety and quality.

Trust and Respect

Believing our clients, families, partners, volunteers and employees have capability and competence; valuing diversity of background and perspective.


Doing what we say we are going to do; Being clear and open in all of our communications; dedication to well-planned, responsible, ethical decisions on behalf of those we serve.

Whole Child and Family-Centred

Appreciating that family members are the consistency in a child’s life and so are at the centre of the services we provide.

Innovation and Continuous Learning

Fostering a “culture of inquiry” and inspiring each other to advance our capabilities; being flexible and innovative to accomplish goals.


Advancing our clinical capabilities and organizational practices; leading the way in our field.

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Our vision, mission, and values guided #TeamGrandview to strive to meet and exceed our strategic priorities set out in our Strategic Plan “Building on Excellence.” 

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Clinical and Client Services

Transform the client and family experience across all life stages.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Clinical and Client Services teams to adapt quickly in unprecedented ways. We adopted hybrid models of service, supported local community organizations, expanded partnership to broaden our approach to supporting clients, caregivers, and parents, and built capacity among our team. 

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Campbell Children’s School

Challenge, Celebrate, Strengthen.

In collaboration with Grandview Kids, Campbell Children’s School nurtures each child’s unique abilities through programming to develop skills, self-confidence, and independence to transition to the home school successfully.

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Collaborative Research

Research continues to bloom at Grandview Children’s Centre.

Grandview Kids continues to be a sought-out partner in child development research. Our scope of research in practice expanded this year with the launch of the research lunch-and-learn program, and the work of a joint study with CP-NET was showcased in a scientific journal article publication. 

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Medical & Diagnostic Services

Building capacity to expand services.

Notable success in expanding programming, partnerships, and progress is highlighted in work achieved by the Medical and Diagnostic Services team from 2020 to 2021. Key successes included receiving funding in support of the new Durham Region Paediatric Complex Care Program, forming a new Psychology Program, hiring and welcoming new doctors, and providing 400 assessments for children with Autism. 

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Therapeutic Recreation

Therapy through play – even when virtual!

Therapeutic Recreation offers purposeful interventions to enable clients to achieve a quality of life and optimal health through meaningful participation in recreation and leisure. Recreation Therapists support clients in having full access to and the freedom to choose recreation and leisure opportunities.

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Grandview Children’s Foundation

Together with caring friends, we can ensure that we help unstoppable Grandview Kids to live their best life.

With help from our caring community of donors, our Foundation is helping to get children and youth into innovative and life-changing therapy sooner and fulfill our Believe Campaign goal to help build and support the new Grandview. We’re so grateful to everyone who has chosen to support Grandview Kids.

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Our Team

#TeamGrandview proved to be a united force in 2020 to 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed #TeamGrandview to adjust to a new way to offer the same level of high-quality programs and services to children, youth, parents, and caregivers. Their perseverance and resilience truly shone through, even behind PPE and computer screens. 

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It has been an extraordinary year in which our Grandview Team has not only found ways to navigate but to thrive through all the unprecedented changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you, #TeamGrandview, for supporting children, youth, parents, and caregivers. It is inspirational to be a part of this dynamic organization.

Denise Jones

Chair, Grandview Children’s Centre Board of Directors

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Finances and Statistics
Thank You!

We gratefully acknowledge all the caring individuals, businesses and organizations whose contributions changed lives and made so much possible in 2020/2021. You helped Grandview Kids move, play, learn, communicate and connect in ways their families never dreamed possible. These smart and courageous kids are an inspiration, so let’s celebrate every step they take.