Our Resources

Rainbow Family Resource Room

The Rainbow Family Resource Room is a colourful playroom located within the Children’s Treatment Centre. Families can find a variety of very helpful resources including resource topics such as: Autism, Down's Syndrome, pregnancy and newborns, Cerebral Palsy, grief and coping, etc. Families also have access to a variety of pamphlets, toys for children, as well as a computer with educational games, access to the Internet and a printer. All of the books and resources on display are available to loan for a period of three weeks. This room is open to all families involved with the Children’s Treatment Centre.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Ten Rainbows Foundation (www.trcfoundation.org) for their generous donation that made this room possible, and for their ongoing support.

Tip Sheets / Pamphlets

The following are listings of tip sheets and/or pamphlets that have been compiled by the therapists at the Children's Treatment Centre. They are intended to provide ideas and suggestions for development; however, these should not supersede suggestions and guidance provided by physician's or other therapy staff providing direct treatment with a child.

Click on the links below for more information:

Occupational Therapy Tip Sheets/Pamphlets
Speech Language Pathology Tip Sheets/Pamphlets

The Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists' website offers information sheets on the development of speech and language as well as consumer information. (www.caslpa.ca)

Finds Directory

For information about services and programs for children with special needs and where to get help for your child please click here.

Transitions Directory

It is our hope that you will find this community resource directory to be helpful as you prepare for the transition to adult services. The change from paediatric services to adult services is very challenging for both the youth and their family. Transition can involve significant changes in all aspects of a person’s life: where they live, where they go to school, who their doctor is, where they get their therapy, their income, leisure activities etc.

Please click here for the Transition Resource Directory.

Local Service Clubs

There are several service clubs in the Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario areas. The following list represents some of these service clubs and is only updated periodically; therefore, some of these service clubs may no longer exist and the list may not be inclusive.

Adaptive Sports and Leisure Activities

There are several adapted sport opportunities available within the Greater Sudbury area.

  • Greater Sudbury Adapted Sports Groups including: paranordic skiing, wheelchair basketball, soccer, hockey, etc.
  • Sudbury Accessible Sports Facebook Group
  • Sudbury Therapeutic Riding program - for more information please go to www.strp.ca.
  • YMCA Sudbury offers health, fitness and recreation programs for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The REACH for the Rainbow Program provides funding for children with special needs to have someone with them for support at YMCA camps. 705-673-9136
  • For more information regarding inclusive Zumba classes please click here.
  • Assisted Membership Program – helps create opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, race, sex, ability, creed, or economic circumstances. The Assisted Membership Program is a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each individual's financial situation.
  • Greater City of Sudbury Leisure Guide also has several programs that can be beneficial to children in developing gross motor skills.  Some examples include the 'Feel Free to Have a Ball' and 'Cycling' programs.  For more information please refer to the Leisure Guide.
  • Swimability Sudbury - for news article click here; for pamphlet click here.