About Child & Community Resources
Child & Community Resources/Ressources pour l’Enfance et la Communauté (CCR/REC) offers a wide range of services for children, youth, families and professionals, to support the inclusion, integration, and wellbeing of children and youth. It is our goal to provide high-quality services throughout the North region of Ontario.
We offer a wide range of specialized services, which are available for purchase, including:
- Behavioural Consultation
- Behavioural Treatment
- Group Services
We also offer publically funded services, including:
- EarlyON Child and Family Centres
- Early Learning and Child Care Services and Respite Services
- Diagnostic Assessment Services – Sudbury / Manitoulin District
- Regional Diagnostic Hub
Why choose CCR?
Our people set us apart
We have spent over 25 years building expertise in the North, and perfecting our service experience to guarantee you and your family receive the highest quality of services available.
We understand the unique needs and strengths of each child, youth and family we have the privilege of working with, and our family-centered approach to care means we support you with choosing what’s best for your child.
Our services are based on expertise in applied behaviour analysis, early child development, and on supporting your child or youth with transitioning to various settings and life stages.
Our community connections link you to the services you need
We work in collaboration with families, referral sources, educators, health care providers, and local community partners to make sure you receive the services you need.
Our services are the best the North has to offer! Here’s what some families have to say about our services
“Staff is very helpful, provide educated answers to any questions asked, bilingual staff was helpful for myself; accommodating schedule, and overall, simply happy that there is in fact a service that is available altogether for my children’s needs.”
“Friendly, professional and accommodating.”
“During the assessments itself, it was well done. The atmosphere and procedure made the experience stress free for my son. The staff was amazing during the entire assessment. She was helpful, friendly, professional, optimistic, and encouraging. From the pre-assessment (intake) session, assessment at CCR, evaluation at the office and observation at school, she made us feel comfortable and positive about the assessment and results.”
“Thank you for helping our child and us in helping him.”
To learn more about our services, and to find the option that best meets the needs of your family, please visit our Programs and Services Page.
Board of Directors
We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals committed to providing strategic leadership for the organization.
Our Board of Directors includes:
ChairView full bio
Julie Dénommé is the manager of Leadership and Learning at Health Sciences North where she is responsible to develop and implement a system approach to leadership development. As founder of Lasting Leadership, Julie is committed to helping leaders and leadership teams develop their full potential.
Relentlessly forward-looking coach/facilitator/trainer and leader, Julie is known for inspiring those she works with to stretch beyond the known and comfortable to realize results that serve the highest needs of individuals, organizations and communities. Julie’s hands-on change leadership provides real-world appreciation for what it takes to orchestrate, manoeuver and seize significant change for both individuals and organizations.
Julie has worked in both the profit and non-profit sector which provides her an integrated view of the possibilities when it comes to creating results, influencing change and having an impact.
Julie is a bilingual professional who is currently completing her Masters in Leadership. She is a graduate of Royal Road University Certified in Executive Coaching. Julie also holds a B.S.W from Laurentian University.
Vice ChairView full bio
Kimberley Gagan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and received her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1995 from Queen’s University. She was an Assistant Crown Attorney in Thunder Bay Ontario, from 2000 to 2014. In October of 2014, she accepted the position of Founding Director of Lakehead University Community Legal Services where she created and implemented a student legal aid clinic at the Faculty of Law. As a parent of three children on the Autism Spectrum, she has developed a keen interest in supporting others with similar disabilities.
SecretaryView full bio
Deb has over 30 years of experience in the not for profit sector working with and advocating for children and adults with various mental health and developmental challenges. Her extensive management and labour relations experience led her to her current role as Manager with Human Resources for Laurentian University. Among other duties, she provides training, employee relations and coaching support. Her dedication to service, compassion and desire to see others achieve success, are key drivers to her focus and approach.
Deb is a bilingual professional who graduated from the ‘Enfance exceptionnelle’ program at Cambrian College and the Bachelors of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from Laurentian University. She is also a certified Life and Executive Coach.
Michael GauthierView full bio
Michael is a lawyer in practice in Sudbury, practicing in the areas of personal injury law, representing clients and their families, many of which have sustained life-altering injuries. He also practices corporate law, representing large to small businesses on matters such as the purchase and sale of companies, corporate re-organizations, employment matters and various other aspects of business law.
Michael is the proud father of a child with autism, now enrolled in the school-system. He has been actively engaged in continued education regarding autism, and is currently also involved with Autism Ontario.
Ryan BenoitView full bio
Ryan Benoit, 24 years old, is the Owner of The Positive Inception, a local clothing brand. Ryan was born with Cerebral Palsy, however, this hasn’t stopped him from achieving what he wants in life. Ryan considers himself to be very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study at Laurentian University and graduate from the Sport Administration program in 2015. After graduating from Laurentian, he chose to further his education and enrolled himself in the Human Resources Post Diploma Program at Cambrian College.
Ryan began the Positive Inception in 2013 with the idea to inspire people and help them gain positive perceptions. Since then, the brand has grown significantly and he has expanded to a retail location on LaSalle Blvd. in late August. He was also a recipient for this year’s 40 under 40 Awards.
CCR provides a range of programs and services for children across the North Region of Ontario including the Sudbury/Manitoulin Districts, Algoma District, Thunder Bay District, and the Kenora/Rainy River Districts.
Released annually, CCR prepares a special report to demonstrate accountability and communicate to its stakeholders its vision, mission, strategic goals, accomplishments over the past year, and goals for the coming year.