Building Abilities for Life Campaign
Building Abilities for Life Campaign

Five Counties Children’s Centre has launched our campaign to raise $250,000 to support the priority need for speech and language services for children in all the communities we serve.

The need for speech-language and communication therapies grows every year. Because of the increasing need, some children have to wait, falling further behind. Support of our “Building Abilities for Life” Campaign helps ensure kids get the treatment and support they need that will impact the rest of their lives. We believe everyone has something to say and should have the opportunity to write a letter, talk to a family member, or pursue an educational goal. With your help these tasks are possible.

In 2020/2021 our speech and communication programs supported 1,452 kids to receive speech and language services. Currently, we have 1,334 children on our waiting list for speech and language therapy with an average wait time of 18-24 months.

Donations mean more kids and their families will continue to receive our services in person, by phone and virtually. This ensures children learn how to feed, swallow, improve speech and language skills and have access to adaptive communication equipment when they need help the most. Our donors are part of the solution for kids and families to get the early intervention that is key to building their abilities for life.

“If there was no Five Counties, it would be so much harder. You walk through the doors and everything you need is there.”

Learn about how the Port Hope & District Health Care Foundation is supporting our Campaign.

Port Hope & District Health Care Foundation

Double Your Impact Northumberland!

Thanks to the Port Hope & District Health Care Foundation

Building Abilities for Life Case for Support

Owen with his mom Ashley
Message from Five Counties' Mom Ashley

As a Mom, I cannot express how much Five Counties has impacted our family. I always thought our son, Owen, had autism and when the doctor told me he did, I cried. I didn’t cry because I was sad, I cried because I was relieved. I was excited to get him help. At age two and a half, Owen was referred to Five Counties Children’s Centre and at three and a half Owen started his Five Counties journey. Like the 3,108 children who are currently waiting for treatment at Five Counties, Owen had to wait to begin his therapy. One of the longest waitlists is for speech related services which is why I am asking for your investment in the Building Abilities for Life Campaign, in support of Five Counties’ speech and language programs.

Contact Us

To learn more or discuss how to support the campaign, please contact us at or 1-888-779-9915 x381.

Learn about other opportunities to support Five Counties’ Kids

Kids Can't Wait

Kids Can't Wait Fund

Your gift will be applied to where it’s needed the most based on current priorities to help our kids and their families.

To Be Our Best

To Be Our Best Capital Fund

This fund allows the Centre to support capital projects and purchase equipment to best meet the needs of the children in our communities.

Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True Endowment Fund

Your gift stays intact within the fund and the interest generated annually supports ongoing programs and services.