School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS)

The School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) program exists to ensure that kids and youth with rehabilitation needs are able to attend school, participate in school activities and receive instruction. Therapy is provided in the school setting or virtually by contracted service providers and includes: occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology.  Services involve short-term consultation, training and intervention for specific rehabilitation needs. Referrals to this program must be made by the school. If you feel that this service would be appropriate for your child, but they have not been referred, please discuss this with your child's school. The school will work with you to determine if it would be appropriate for your child to be referred for this service.

The provincial government transferred oversight of SBRS in publicly funded schools from Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to Children’s Treatment Centres (CTCs) across Ontario between November 2018 and January 2019. CTN is now managing these services in Simcoe County, Central and West Toronto and York Region.

Introducing New Tiered Model of Therapy Service Delivery in Simcoe County School Boards

CTN is excited to share news about the way we are providing occupational and physical therapy in Simcoe County. The new system we are using is called a Tiered Model of Service CTN partners with Closing the Gap Healthcare (CTG) to bring occupational and physical therapy services into Simcoe County schools. During the next year French school boards and high schools will continue to receive referral-based services, while English elementary schools will transition to a tiered model.  We hope that by evolving the ways in which therapists provide services in schools, we will be able to provide more support for our teachers and lessen wait times for our students.

Please click here for more information about this new initiative.

For a list of School Based Rehabilitation Services partners, click here.
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Do You Have More Questions?

Please submit your general questions about SBRS to
If you have questions specific to your child- please call 1-866-377-0286.

How to Contact Us

Our staff is available to take your call Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Many of your questions may be answered on our frequently asked questions section (see above). Please read this before you call. We will respond to your calls as quickly as we are able.  

To speak with one of our Team Assistants or Service Navigators please call: 1-866-377-0286.

While You Wait

Please talk to your child’s school about other services and supports available while you wait or to check out our tips for developing skills for home and school like handwriting, tying shoelaces and scissor handling, click here.


If you have a question, concern or complaint, we encourage you to speak to your clinician, a member of your child's team, or Local Team Facilitator right away so they can help to address it. If you are uncomfortable speaking with a staff member, or feel your situation requires further attention, please fill out a Formal Complaint Form and submit it directly to CTN.

Formal Complaint Policy - English or French
Click here for our Formal Complaint Form. If you would like to share a concern, compliment or other feedback, contact us.

For Privacy Guidelines related to this service, click here.

CTN Declaration of Client Rights and Responsibilities in English and French.