Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

150 Kilgour Road, Toronto Ontario Canada M4G 1R8

Telephone: 416 425 6220

Toll Free: 800 363 2440



Family Support Service – Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6460

  • The Family Support Service is a community-based service for youth and young adults (16 to 25 years old) with an acquired brain injury and their families.


Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation – Cindy Ruelens, Intake/Discharge Coordinator  Tel: 416-753-6030

  • The Brain Injury Rehab team serves clients aged 4 months to 18 years who require rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury to recover as fully as possible and return to their homes, schools and communities.


Brain Injury Rehab Outpatient – Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6460

  • The Brain Injury Rehab Outpatient Team serves clients (from 6 months up to 18 years) and families who require rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury and are recovering at home.


Brain Injury Family Intervention – Adolescent Version (BIFI-A)

  • Developed by researchers at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, this structured family system intervention is designed to facilitate adjustment for adolescents (13 – 19 years) with acquired brain injury and their family members.



Caron Gan, RN, MScN, AAMFT Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Family Support Service, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team

Tel: 1.800.363.2440, x3514 Fax: 426.424.3880 email: cgan@hollandbloorview.ca


Easter Seals Society

One Concorde Gate, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M3C 3N6

Telephone: (416) 421-8377
Fax: (416) 696-1035
Toll-free: 1-800-668-6252
E-mail: info@easterseals.org


Easter Seals offers programs and services to help children and youth achieve a greater level of acceptance and independence.

Services include:

  • Financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices
  • Fully accessible camp and funding for other summer recreational program
  • Providing access to information and resources
  • Public education and awareness.



Toronto ABI Network

520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3V9
Telephone: 416-597-3057
Fax: 416-597-7021


To provide leadership in furthering equitable, accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality publicly-funded services and support for persons living with the effects of an acquired brain injury in the Greater Toronto Area


ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

2695 North Sheridan Way, Suite 120
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5K 2N6
Telephone: 905-855-2690
Fax: 905-855-9404


ErinoakKids helps children and youth with physical, developmental and communication disabilities achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being.

Child and Youth Rehabilitation Program:

  • Assistive Devices Resource Services (ADRS)
  • Early Childhood Resource Services (ECRS)
  • Family Support Services (FSS)
  • Medical Services
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physiotherapy (PT)
  • Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)
  • Independent Living Program (ILP)


Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario

59 Beaver Bend Crescent
Etobicoke, Ontario M9B 5R2
Telephone: (416) 231-4358

Fax (416) 231-9982
Toll free: 1- 800 – 561- 9158
Email: info@nrio.com


The rehabilitation programs of NRIO are developed to assist persons with brain injuries and other neurologic impairments in achieving success in increasing their level of independence.

The Children, Youth, and Family Programs include:

  • Paediatric Programs
  • School Re-entry
  • College/University Supports
  • Kids On the Go Camp
  • Family Services



Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

425 Bloor Street East, Suite 201
Toronto, ON
M4W 3R4

Telephone: 416-921-7453 or 1-866-383-5446
Fax: 416-921-0117
E-mail: torontocentral@lhins.on.ca


The Toronto LHIN was designated by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care to plan, integrate and fund local health services.


Persons with Disabilities Online


This site provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.


Variety Village

3701 Danforth Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario
M1N 2G2
Telephone:  416-699-7167
Fax:  416-699-5752
TTY 699-8147
E-mail: info@varietyvillage.on.ca


Variety Village is a world recognized authority providing integrated sports and life skills programs, applied research and learning programs that change children’s lives and strengthen communities.  By offering specialized programs and services, Variety Village creates a level playing field without barriers, intimidation or other obstacles, and inspires children and their families to see their potential and become active and proud of their accomplishments.

Programs include:

  • Sports & Recreation programs
  • Aquatic Lessons
  • Leadership Skills
  • Camps
  • 76,000-square-foot gym
  • Over 40 fitness classes for members of all ages (kids to seniors).



Ability Online


Ability Online is a registered charity that provides a national online friendship network with global reach for children and youth with disabilities or illness, as well as their friends and family, caregivers, and related health professionals.


Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Toronto Region
477 Mount Pleasant Road
3rd floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1G1
Telephone: (416) 325-0500
TTY: (416) 325-3600
Fax: (416) 325-0565



There are many programs and services to help children with special needs and their families.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program

  • The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.

Special Services at Home Program (SSAH)

  • The SSAH program is available for children with a physical disability who are residents of Ontario.  SSAH can help individuals with disabilities to live at home with their families by providing time-limited funding to purchase supports and services not available elsewhere in the community.


Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS)

150 Kilgour Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 1R8
Telephone: (416) 424-3864
Fax: (416) 467-7083



OACRS, the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services, is a non-profit, independent organization that represents the 21 children’s treatment centres across Ontario.

  • Leads in influencing government and public policy for children, youth and families
  • Collaborates with government to optimize funding and resources for the sector
  • Advances strategic partnerships at the provincial level
  • Ensures families are key partners in policy direction
  • Provides the services identified by its members as priorities


Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

365 Bloor Street East
Suite 1004, Box 39
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3L4

Telephone: (416) 929-4311
Fax: (416) 929-3905


Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. LADO’s mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

  • Provide support, guidance and up-to-date resource information
  • Provide the opportunity for the sharing of information and common concerns
  • Encourage research in the field of learning disabilities
  • Support and generate legislative initiatives




211Toronto provides a useful resource for finding ABI services in the Toronto region. An online listing of services and programs can be found at www.211Toronto.ca or you can dial 211 within the 416 area code to speak with an information and referral specialist.


The “Special Needs” Planning Group

70 Ivy Crescent,
Stouffville, Ontario
L4A 5A9

Telephone: (905) 640-8285

Fax: (905) 640-8285


The “Special Needs” Planning Group is an organization that is made up entirely of parents of people with disabilities, whose purpose has been to assist families in establishing plans which will provide their family members with a disability with a decent quality of life for their entire lifetime while at the same time, preserving their entitlement to government support programs.



This links are provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Brain Injury Society of Toronto has not confirmed the accuracy of this information and does not endorse any of the listed resources.