About the John McGivney Children's Centre
The John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC) is one of 21 children’s treatment centres in the province of Ontario funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The Centre is tasked with providing rehabilitation and support services to children and youth from birth to 21 years living in Windsor-Essex. As the only publicly funded source of specialized paediatric rehabilitation expertise in the region, the Centre supports close to 3,000 children/youth annually with physical, neurological and developmental needs. In addition to providing the core rehabilitation services of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy, JMCC provides social work and behavioural consultation services to families and offers various speciality clinics on site. In partnership with the Thames Valley Children’s Centre, JMCC supports children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. JMCC has a Ministry of Education funded Section 68 school (children with complex physical disabilities) in our facility. Depending on need, therapy services are offered in the Centre, in community schools, in our JMCC School, in the home and in the community.
What People Are Saying
"I didn't truly understand how important JMCC is to our community until my own children with special needs began receiving services through the Centre. With the help of the extremely skilled staff, I have witnessed my kids take their first steps, reach out their hands and learn to communicate."
— Ahmad El-Morad , Neder's dad, Read More
"JMCC is a truly amazing place! Two of my children went there and if it wasn't for the staff and support there, my oldest would not be talking as well as he is. Apraxia took my son's voice and the JMCC team's time, patience and care helped him fight to get it back! "
— Amy Lafreniere, Andrew, Katrina & Branden's mom
"JMCC has been part of our family since before the birth of our beautiful and brave daughter, Micayla Azzura. Right from the beginning, we felt our team at JMCC became more like a family, a place we could trust with the well-being of our daughter, a place where Micayla's abilities can grow stronger. "
— Eleonora Vitella, Micayla's mom, Read More
"I cannot begin to express the impact that this place has had on my son and family. We first started therapy at home while Luke was still on oxygen and then began attending the Centre weekly. The staff are always putting my mind at ease and truly help support our family in every way. "
— Katie Hornick, Luke's mom, Read More
"JMCC is the BEST! I've had all of my various therapies and other accommodations through the Centre since I was a baby! It has been a huge part of my life and the therapists really do their best to boost clients' confidence alongside helping them gain the most independence they can. "
— Rachel Phillips , Former client, Read More
"Through our work with the team at JMCC, we have gained a better understanding of what adjustments we can make or what tools Jacob needs to ensure he has the fullest life he can have. I am so grateful to JMCC for all that they have taught Jacob and me. I don't know what we would do without them. "
— Wendy Harling-Kell, Jacob's grandma, Read More