Support Our Kids

A lot has been happening in the world around us. We are all thinking of our family, friends, and communities during what is a worrying and difficult time. I believe the generosity of spirit shown in our communities will be what helps us get through this current crisis together. Be assured that we are continuing to do all we can to address the immediate needs of our clients. Please check our website at for the very latest updates about the Centre. Our very best wishes for you and the people close to you. 

Thank you for supporting the kids who come through the doors of Five Counties Children’s Centre with your gift. It is through the help and generosity of people like you that the lives of children are transformed, now and forever. Your compassionate support truly makes a positive difference in the day to day lives of our kids and their families!

Kind regards,                                                                                  Lyn Giles, Director of Development                                                Questions? Please call me at (705) 748-2337 x381.

Owen and Virtual Therapy

“Owen is confident, chatty and outgoing. He’s excited to try and he is succeeding.”

Jonathan’s Story

Jonathan works on his balance with a series of challenges set up in a hallway at Five Counties Children’s Centre.

“It has also helped him believe that as long as you keep trying you will succeed at your goal.”

Mirra’s Story

Mirra is going into her second year of Sparks!

“If I had to tell another parent about them, I would say ‘Trust them. Each time we are there, we feel like family.’”








Mini Walker Gets Scott Walking On His Own!

Scott, 2, walks through the hallway of Five Counties Children’s Centre after family friend Pat Hobbs built a walker just his size from February to June 2019. His mother Joanna says he is happier and more independent with his new wheels.


“He’s a very curious little boy who loves to explore. He has just been a rascal,” his mother says with a laugh.






“He is so happy to be upright.” Scott’s story

Scott with physiotherapist Jennifer Mai

Scott with physiotherapist Jennifer Mai









Claire’s Awesome Co-Op Adventure!

Co-op placement at Five Counties opens student’s eyes to the power of therapy

Claire Bailey accompanies her brother Max Doyle on the bus to school and also helps him with his therapies, inspiring her to choose occupational therapy as her career choice.

Five Counties helped put award-winning woman on the road to success

Long before Sarah Marshall won awards for her community work and medals at the Canadian Transplant Games, she prepared to take on the world with the help of Five Counties Children’s Centre.

Cindy Marshall offers this advice to parents, despite the wait list: “Make the phone call. Self-refer. They have amazing programs to support children and families.”


From meltdown to mobility, Gabriel’s confidence soars after treatment at Five Counties Children’s Centre. 

“Before treatment, Gabriel had zero interaction skills. Since receiving therapy, he has been more self-confident and has been more sociable.”





Aidan didn’t know how to tell his parents about the symptoms of his sensory processing disorder.

He is now a popular, thoughtful and self-advocating. He is a deep emotional and critical thinker and a joker who likes to tease his parents.








“Five Counties has affected Xander’s life beyond treatment

by giving him the confidence to never give up, encouraging him to strive to reach his goals and supporting him during the hardest time in his life thus far.”

Read more about Xander’s Story





‘She makes me laugh every day’

Abella was almost two and was not yet walking. The little girl with Down Syndrome was getting therapies for her fine motor skills and speech when her mother dreamt that she took her first steps with the use of a walker.

Abella ‘Dreams come true’ at Five Counties

Isaac’s Story  


Isaac is happiest when he is active – playing lacrosse or running.

When Isaac struggled with his hand-eye co-ordination at age one, Five Counties staff were there to help him develop those skills. 



Kid’s can’t wait …

…(and neither can their parents) for treatment at Five Counties Children’s Centre. Meet the Kimmett Family.


This kid is a MONSTER…

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  All of Nolan’s brothers play lacrosse. They found their passion and ran with it. Nolan has found his passion too. Well, guess what that is? Find out here!




One Birthday. Two Unique Children.

maxxmayaYou expect to have these perfect littles babies and, when it doesn’t happen, it’s frightening. Maxx and Maya were so tiny and fragile. I felt so helpless and afraid. When I brought them home I was even more overwhelmed. That’s when Five Counties came in. They helped me understand the individual needs of my children and showed me how to meet them.

Meet Maxx and Maya. Born at 26 weeks and weighing only 1 lb., 15 oz each, they are now achieving amazing milestones. For the full story click this link: Meet Maxx and Maya

Without Five Counties, I would not be where I am today.

AdamAdam has been a part of the Five Counties community for more than 20 years. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a young age, he frequently received treatment from Five Counties. What he enjoyed most at the Centre was being involved in the recreational therapy programs like sledge hockey. Today, Adam teaches school and volunteers his time Five Counties. What is most important to Adam is showing younger children what can be accomplished with determination and a positive attitude. For the full story click this link: Meet Adam

Finding a Voice.

BriittaneeBrittanee had trouble speaking certain sounds and words when she was younger. This made her self-conscious to the point where she would let her brother speak for her. In Grade 2, Brittanee’s parents turned to Five Counties for help. With her therapist Lyn, Brittanee began to learn to articulate words and her self-confidence grew. Today, Brittanee joins in at school, is involved in extra-curricular activities, and even public speaking. In the future, she hopes to work with those who are disabled to show them how special they are. For the full story click this link: Meet Brittanee

Touching Lives and Making Dreams Come True

ShaneAs a mother, Cathy’s world was shattered when she was told her son Shane had a rare syndrome called Costello Syndrome. This syndrome caused Shane’s speech and physical development to be delayed. Five Counties provided speech therapy and augmentative communication tools to help Shane learn to communicate. Physical therapy and surgery made it possible for him to run and play with his brothers and friends instead of just watching. With the support of Five Counties, Cathy now has hopes and dreams for the future. For the full story click this link: Meet Shane

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