Purposeful and meaningful interventions through recreation and leisure
Transform the client and family experience across all life stages
Therapeutic recreation enables clients to achieve a quality of life and optimal health through meaningful participation in recreation and leisure. Recreation therapists use a strengths-based approach to support clients in having full access and the freedom to choose recreation and leisure opportunities.
Supporting children, youth, parents, and caregivers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
This past year, Recreation Therapists moved from offering in-person groups to various engaging and goal-focused virtual groups. Some of these new and exciting programs included crafty craze, virtual socials, and physical literacy groups.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to provide respite services with the health and safety of our clients, parents, caregivers, staff, and volunteers at the top of our minds.
Therapeutic recreation summer students ran a respite program at our Oshawa site during the summer with 21 children attending. In addition, funding received from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services allowed us to offer a Saturday respite program during the month of March. Respite programming was provided at six locations for 72 children, thanks to our partnership with the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Pickering.
We send our thanks to all the caring individuals, businesses and organizations whose contributions changed lives and made so much possible in 2020/2021. You helped Grandview kids move, play, learn, communicate and connect in ways their families never dreamed possible throughout one of our most challenging times yet.