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Who We Are
Who We Are

Five Counties Children’s Centre was incorporated in 1972 and opened in October 1975 in Peterborough.  The Centre now has offices in Minden, Campbellford, Cobourg, Lindsay and Peterborough to serve children in the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

For over 45 years we have provided therapy services that assist children who are delayed in their development to build the skills they need in everyday life such as walking, talking and activities of daily living.

Our Vision

Building Abilities for Life

Our Mission

Five Counties Children’s Centre is dedicated to working with families and community partners to provide innovative, evidence-based care for children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs; enhancing their independence and enriching their quality of life.

We Value:

Our Families
We respect the uniqueness of our clients and families. We believe people know themselves and their situations best. We believe in the strength of families.

Our Staff
We believe that our staff are our most valuable resource and have the right to work in a respectful, supportive and encouraging work environment.

Our Communities
We believe in the importance of our communities and their role as key partners in enhancing the lives of our clients and their families.

Our Services
We believe in excellence. Our clients deserve the highest standard of practice supported by current knowledge and evidence.

We believe that by working together and being accountable, we can make a difference.

Partnering for Success

At the Centre we have a team approach; the family is the key member of this team. This family-centred approach provides quality service in a supportive environment. For more information, please review our Family Centred Care Principles.

We Believe:

  • in a family-centred approach that provides quality service in a supportive environment
  • that families are equal partners in the planning and carrying out of services.
  • that partnerships are based upon respect and open communication
  • that service should be responsive to the needs of all family members
  • that parents should have access to information regarding their child’s needs and treatment options

The Centre is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and the City of Peterborough fund most of the services provided by the Centre.  Additionally, the Centre provides School Health Support Services (therapy at school) under contract with the two local Access Centres.

We respectfully acknowledge that Five Counties Children’s Centre is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

Five Counties Children’s Centre respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.