CCR Expands Partnerships to Help Deliver Services to Families While We Await the New Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
While we await Minister Todd Smith’s plans for the new OAP we are expanding our partnerships to assist us in delivering OAP services. Our staff will work with THRIVE Child Development Centre in Algoma and George Jeffrey Children’s Centre in Thunder Bay to ensure we fulfill our obligations for families currently participating in behavioral plans. At this time there will be no changes to OAP services in the Sudbury Manitoulin District.
As we move in this direction there will be NO disruption in service.
“This is a not a fix, it is the necessary response to what we know now and the unique set of challenges we face in the North,” said Sherry Fournier, Executive Director, Child & Community Resources. “We anxiously await the announcement of the new OAP and continue to advocate for the support necessary to rebuild system capacity so that families in the North have sustained access to the quality talent and services that they deserve.”
To all our families and partners, thank you for your support and understanding as we move forward collaboratively while we await the new OAP. Thank you to our incredible team for your resilience, professionalism, and commitment to providing quality service.
CCR will continue to maintain a strong regional role and do everything we can to help provide families with the quality services that they deserve in local communities for the foreseeable future.
For more information about THRIVE Child Development Centre and George Jeffrey Children’s Centre, please visit their websites: