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.

In Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy (PT) and Speech Therapy (ST) services are provided by Five Counties Children’s Centre; in Peterborough County OT and ST is provided by contracted service agencies while Five Counties Children’s Centre provides the PT services. Beginning January 1, 2019, the way these contracts are managed will be changing.  There will be no changes to the eligibility for service or the amount of service available to school age children

As of January 1, 2019, Five Counties Children’s Centre will be responsible for:

  • receiving and processing referrals from school boards for these services
  • managing the services provided by Five Counties Children’s Centre and other service agencies in publicly funded schools

The Central East and South East Local Health Integration Networks and their Care Coordinators will no longer be involved in the management of occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy services in publicly funded schools.  Nursing and personal support worker services at school will continue to be provided by the Central East and South East Local Health Integration Networks.

There will be no changes to the following:

  • school boards will continue to make referrals for OT, PT, Speech Therapy services for eligible students
  • the Five Counties Children’s Centre staff providing OT, PT, and ST will continue to provide service
  • the contracted service provider agencies providing OT and Speech therapy in Peterborough County will stay the same
  • eligibility for service remains unchanged
  • the waitlist remains the same, but is now overseen by Five Counties Children’s Centre
  • the amount of therapy available from Five Counties Children’s Centre and the service provider agencies will remain the same
  • Central East and South East Local Health Integration Network Care Coordinators will continue to manage OT, PT and SLP services for private schools and home-schooled students
  • nursing and personal support worker services at school will still be provided by the Central East and South East Local Health Integration Networks
  • Speech and Language services currently provided by the school board Speech Language Pathologists will remain unchanged
  • any other services that children and youth currently receive from Five Counties Children’s Children’s Centre will stay the same.    

For on-going updates, please continue to watch our website.

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Community Events Supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre

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Winterfest in Lindsay and Peterborough is the family event of the season, highlighting the beauty and excitement of the holidays. These fun-filled events bring family and friends together to participate in exciting activities and kick off the holiday season celebrations. Taking place at Lindsay Square from Friday, November 15 through to Saturday, November 16, 2019 and Peterborough Square from Friday, November 22 through to Saturday, November 23, 2019 event proceeds support the children and families who receive assistance through the programs and services provided by Five Counties Children’s Centre.

Now in our seventh year in Peterborough and fifth year in Lindsay, the proceeds from Winterfest have helped provide therapy and support to the more than 4,200 children who use the services of Five Counties Children’s Centre each year. Children & youth from birth to nineteen have access to services like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work, and Augmentative Communication.

Lindsay Winterfest 2019  Friday, November 15 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm presented by the Rotary Club of Lindsay and sponsored by Canadian Tire; Post Church and School Envelopes; HMA – The Benefits People; McLaughlin Dental Centre; Wilson Tire; EFTO Trillium Lakelands; and Horizon Family Dentistry.

Peterborough Winterfest 2019 Friday, November 22 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm sponsored by Cambium Environmental Consulting and Harco Enterprises; The Gardens of Peterborough; Paxton Transport; Chemong Home Hardware and Building Centre; and BWXT Nuclear Canada.

 


The Lindsay Muskies supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre

Muskies ‘draft’ new player and assistant coach on Oct. 20 in support of Five Counties Children’s Centre

Five Counties’ own Ryan and Kendra have been drafted to the Lindsay Muskies for a very special game against the Wellington Dukes October 20, 2019 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.
Ryan, 10, has been drafted as the team’s seventh skater and Kendra, 14, as an assistant coach for the game.

A portion of ticket sales and game day activities will support Five Counties Children’s Centre.


RONA/Lowe’s 2019 Canada Heroes Campaign for Five Counties

Roberta and Brandon from the RONA store in Lindsay

Thank you to Lindsay RONA for supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre through your annual “Lowe’s Canada Heroes” 

The campaign, which ran September 1 – 30th involved an ‘at the till’ promotion as well as several events held over the month. And to top it all off, Lowe’s Canada will match 50% of all funds raised in store. 

At the end of the month, the Lowe’s Canada family will donate to organizations making a tangible difference in the communities they serve.

Thank you Fowlers Corners Lions Club for your support through “REV IT UP FOR KIDS” July 18th 2019!

July 18th the Fowlers Lion’s Club held a special Cruise Night for a special cause with all funds raised supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre & Camp Maple Leaf.

Great Food, Great Fun, Great Cause!

Thank you Cruise Night at Craft Works

Each Thursday evening from May 16 – September 12 during the summer Craft Works hosted one of the biggest happenings in town! Hundreds of classic cars arrived around 4:00 pm and fill the grounds!

Music, cars, and prizes for those showing off their vehicles including a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas EVERY WEEK – compliments of John Dewar’s Auto Source!

This event is one of the Lions’ largest fundraisers and we thank you for choosing Five Counties Children’s Centre as one of your chosen charities.

Thank you Stoney Lake Shed Market for Your Support!

The popular Church Shed Markets found a new home and a new cause this year, with the same mission to reuse treasures you no longer want or need, while sparing them from landfill.

To find out more, call Linda Hamersma at 705-652-9595.

 

 


 

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Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign supports Five Counties Children’s Centre!

We are so excited that Five Counties is the recipient of this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign taking place from Sept. 16th – 22nd in the Peterborough, Lakefield and Bridgenorth areas.

Need cookies for your event, picnic, road trip or any cookie emergency, you can order them by filling out this order form and bringing it to your local participating Tim Hortons Restaurant. Please give them 48 hours so they can have the smiles just right!

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Dr. Mary Thain Bursary

Congratulations Ange this year’s recipient of the Dr. Mary Thain Bursary

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Dr. Mary Thain Bursary, physiotherapist Ange. Created in recognition of Dr. Thain’s service to Five Counties Children’s Centre and her commitment to promoting excellence in health care, the Bursary is awarded to one Five Counties Children’s Centre employee annually, and supports their participation in the American Academy of Cerebral PalsyIMG_3990 and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting.

“I’m thrilled to receive the award. This international conference is fantastic,” says Ange. “There’s so much to learn and share.”

The Academy’s mission is “to provide scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities”. The 72nd AACPDM Annual Meeting’s theme is “Transformative Journeys”.

To learn more about the Annual Meeting visit:    AACODM conference3

 

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Client Satisfaction Survey

Five Counties invites you to give us your input by participating in this year’s 2018 Client Satisfaction Survey .Focus Group
As part of Five Counties Children’s Centre’s commitment to providing quality care to clients and their families, the Centre sends an annual survey to clients and their parents asking for feedback on service and information provided to them. Watch your mail for your survey or take a few moments to complete the survey online.
Results of the survey and action taken as a result of this survey will be posted on the Five Counties Children’s Centre website (www.fivecounties.on.ca).
If you would like assistance in the completion of this questionnaire, please call Elizabeth Martinell, 705-748-2337, ext. 320 or toll free at 1-888-770-9916, ext. 320.

 

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Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is Here!

We’ve had a busy year!

Learn all about it in our Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We had a terrific turnout for Dr. Mary Thain's Retirement Celebration!

Friends, clients and staff past and present shared jokes, stories and hugs as we wished our Dr. Mary Thain a very happy retirement from Five Counties Children’s Centre. Thank you to the Peterborough Examiner for sharing some special moments with our communities.

 

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Welcome our new Medical Director

Five Counties Children’s Centre is excited to welcome Dr. Shelina Manji to our team.

Dr. ManjiDr. Shelina Manji has joined Five Counties Children’s Centre as our new Medical Director effective September 1, 2017.

Dr. Manji is ideally suited to be our Medical Director. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Manji received her Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida, Tampa.  She spent several years working in Ontario as a speech language pathologist at children’s treatment centres in Toronto and London.  As a result she has significant experience working with children with special needs and complex medical problems, from both the medical and rehabilitation perspectives.

Dr. Manji, general pediatrician with a fellowship in genetics, received her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University, Hamilton; her residency in pediatrics, Detroit; and her fellowship in genetics at the Henry Ford Hospital Detroit. She has been living and practicing in Naperville, Illinois where she practiced at Kids’ MD at Home, a community based solo pediatric practice providing well visits and acute care for children.

Dr. Manji has published articles in the journal Pediatrics and for the American Society of Human Genetics.

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Northumberland Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 28th as we cut the ribbon officially opening our beautiful new Northumberland Site at 800 Division Street in Cobourg.

To hear more about the day, please check out kawarthaNOW.com, and InsideBellville.com .

And a Big Thank You to the Volunteers, Staff, and Community Members who made the day possible!

 

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