Our Vision – Building Abilities for Life

Covid-19 Update Message from our CEO

As announced by the Ontario Government, we will enter the second province-wide State of Emergency for a period of 28 days effective Thursday, January 14th at 12:01am in an effort to keep our regions safe and lower the contact of COVID-19. click here for more

Five Counties is a children’s treatment centre serving Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Counties. Some children may need specialized services to reach their potential. For more than 45 years the Centre has been known for excellence and high-quality services. Enjoy your journey through our website.

Five Counties Children’s Centre is committed to the highest quality of service possible.  We continually strive to improve our protocols, treatment and outcomes.  Five Counties Children’s Centre will be undergoing our CARF Canada recertification process in 2021.  

A survey team from CARF International’s* CARF Canada will be visiting on March 11-12, 2021. We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The virtual survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve.

As part of the virtual survey, the surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. If you would like to talk with one of the survey team members or want to learn more about CARF International, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF International directly.

  • Internet: www.carf.org/contact-us
  • E-mail: feedback@carf.org
  • Mail: CARF International, 6951 East Southpoint Road, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA
  • Telephone: (520) 495-7001
  • Fax: (520) 318-1129

*CARF International — A group of companies that includes CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF Europe.


Attention families, clients and visitors

Our team at Five Counties Children’s Centre is committed to keeping the families we serve safe and healthy.

Our Cobourg, Lindsay and Peterborough sites are welcoming clients once again and the doors at our offices are currently open by appointment only, 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday.

We are continuing to provide Virtual services, and are our staff are available though voice mail and email if you have a question or concern.  Give us a call or send us an email through info@fivecounties.on.ca and we will connect you with someone who can answer your questions. We also encourage you to check Facebook, Twitter and our website for resources and information. 

If you are coming to one of our sites for an In-Centre visit, things will be a little different. Here is Jess with a quick over view of what you might experience.


Are you or your child feeling sick on the day of your appointment? Please call us as soon as possible and we can reschedule your appointment to another day and time. Our first priority is the health and safety of everyone.

If you have a fever and/or new onset of cough or difficulty breathing AND
in the 14 days before symptom onset, you have:

  • been to a COVID-19 impacted area, or
  • you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, or
  • you have been in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to a COVID-19 impacted area,

please contact us to delay your visit AND contact your health care provider, or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000)

Changes to Therapy Services in Publicly Funded Schools –Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and City of Kawartha Lakes

The current children’s rehabilitation service landscape in Ontario is complex. Five Counties Children’s Centre continues to work with community partners to support students who require Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy in publicly funded schools. Click here to learn more.

If you are interested in working at an amazing organization, please see our employment opportunities .

Thank you to our Community Partners who are important members of the Five Counties’ team.

All documents on this website are available in accessible formats upon request.

Our revised multi-year Five Counties Accessibility Plan is detailed here. To view our policies on Accessible Customer Service and Accessibility, feel free to view: Accessibility Policy and Accessible Customer Service Policy.

Your privacy is very important and we would like to share Our Commitment to Your Privacy and the Guide to Privacy and Consent for Families

To review our Code of Conduct, please click on this link: Code of Conduct

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