Our theme for this year’s annual report is “a time to shine” – a phrase that is exemplified by many of our clients, families, staff, volunteers, partners, funders and communities every day. At Surrey Place Centre, we aim to empower people of all ages with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, those with visual impairments and their families to live their potential, all their lives. Our goal is to work together continuously with our clients, families, community and funding partners to deliver the best possible results for the people that we serve. Our report highlights just how collaboration between these individuals and groups enables each of us to shine.
In the past year, we provided services and supports to over 6,000 infants, children, youth and adults. Our client and staff stories showcase the various supports and services that we offer, while our significant events, performance measures and financials demonstrate the leadership, care, and responsibility we employ in the delivery of our services and programs to thousands of individuals and families in our community.
We have been diligently working toward achieving our strategic directions of strengthening our capacity and shaping our future. The first stages of our Enhanced Service Model (ECM)—an approach to improve access and responsiveness to clients’ needs, service continuity and transition and discharge planning—are being implemented. In early 2017, our north office programs and services will be relocating to a new 12,000 square foot site that will innovatively improve our ability to meet the needs of those we serve. Meanwhile, in order to learn what we are doing well and where we can continue to improve, our organization is undergoing a volunteer peer review by Accreditation Canada this fall to retain the highest accreditation rating status of Exemplary Standing.
By investing in our people and infrastructure, we will continue to support our clients and their families even more effectively. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our organization and the potential of the individuals, families and communities we serve.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Harold Bassford
We empower infants, children, youth and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments to reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Learn more about ‘Who We Are’ by watching the video below or by visiting the ‘About Us’ section on our website.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and are provided by a broad network of clinicians who work together in inter-professional teams to provide optimal service.
Click on the links below to learn more about the program or service.
How do our programs and services support those we serve and their families?
Meet some of our clients as they share their stories by clicking on the videos below.
Surrey Place Centre encouraged its employees to share an “I am proud of” moment from this past year. Have a look at what our staff had to say!
It’s been a successful year in so many ways. Below is a look at some of our significant events and accomplishments from 2015-16.