One Kids Place is an integral part of the communities they serve and look forward to continuing to serve the children and youth with special needs and their families within all their service districts. One Kids Place (OKP) is a charitable, non-profit organization that values the community support and loyalty of their donors.
In March 1997, a task force was struck to look at health care services for children within the North Bay, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Timiskaming areas. There was a great need to bring fragmented children’s services under one umbrella.
The Ontario Government of the day approved the establishment of the 20th Children’s Treatment Centre for the province in North Bay, Ontario
By November 2004 provincial approval was granted to move ahead with the plan to have three services designed to meet the needs of local children housed under one roof at an interim location. These services included the North Bay General Hospital’s (NBGH) Children’s Rehabilitation Services program, Health Services from Integrated Services for Northern Children (ISNC) and the North BayParry Sound District Health Unit’s (NBPSDHU) Pre-school Speech Services. The North East Community Care Access Centre’s (NECCAC) Paediatric Case Management and School Health Supports Services Programs are co-located within the One Kids Place location.
The leadership demonstrated by the Boards, staff of OKP, NBGH, NBPSDHU and NECCAC has resulted in one door for parents, their child and youth to access a range of services.
One Kids Place opened a new permanent location on September 21, 2009 and continues to strive for excellence by focusing our efforts on what is etched in our corner stone For Our Kids/ Pour Nos Enfants
One Kids Place opened new CTC clinic sites in Kirkland lake and New Liskeard.
Quality of Service is a Priority
All of our service providers are qualified members of their respective Colleges and are mandated by their professional discipline. Our Children’s Treatment Centre works with 20 other Centres across Ontario that are similar to One Kids Place.
This collaboration helps to develop best practices for services by sharing ideas and expertise. Our Centres have an important link with a research group (CanChild) that focuses on children with special needs. This research evaluates client services and provides research-based recommendations for continuous quality improvement.
The therapists at One Kids Place work closely with other agencies that provide services for children including:
- Infant & Child Development Programs
- Healthy Babies Healthy Children
- Association for Community living
- Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca
- Preschool Autism Program
- Community Care Access Centre
- Resource Teacher Programs
- Schools and School Boards
- Child Care Centres
- Ontario Early Years Centres