CTN supports over 26,000 children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs. Through 110,000+ service visits per year, we provide intake, service navigation and coordinated service planning, assessment and diagnostic services, specialized clinics and rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language therapy.

Our support reaches children and youth in their homes, communities and schools, from birth up until their 19th birthday (or until completion of high school) through our network model of service delivery. Through the collective efforts of community partners, we provide and enhance services, champion system change and build capacity primarily in York Region and Simcoe County, as well as Central and West Toronto, Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington.

We also support families by connecting them with other community agencies who provide additional resources and programs outside of our partnerships. Our network model engages families at all levels within the organization, allowing us to provide coordinated services.

CTN and the services provided by our network partners are funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and are free for families. However, there may be costs associated with provision of special equipment, materials or supplies needed by some children. 

CTN is accredited through CARF International, meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards and signaling its commitment to quality by continually improving services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.


“The big difference is how everyone is working together to build on each other’s efforts. It’s so consistent now. Therapies, special equipment and treatment approaches are being mirrored at home and at school.”

–Anne Cairns, CTN mom
 

“I used to carry boxes of Lincoln’s files around with me so I could brief all his therapists. Now we’re all on the same page. We brainstorm together about what we each need to do at school and at home to help Lincoln reach his goals. It’s a fantastic partnership.”

–Stacy Ash, CTN mom

History

In 2005, Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) was incorporated and mandated by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (now the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services) to provide children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs in Simcoe County and York Region with expanded and enhanced services, build capacity across existing organizations and champion system change to better serve families.

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