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Infants and Children from Birth to School-Entry

Early Intervention Therapies

"The Early Intervention Therapy (EIT) Program provides community-based services and supports to children between birth and school entry who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay and/or disability, and their families and communities.

"Early Intervention Therapy services and supports are delivered through contracted organizations, which may include health authorities. Services are provided in home and community settings, such as preschool, child care, and child development centres. Organizations work closely with families and community resources to plan and deliver services and supports that best suit the needs, priorities, and capacities of individual children and their families."

- Excerpt from the Early Intervention Therapy Program Guidelines Document, available at: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/pdf/ei_therapy_guidelines.pdf

Agencies/organizations contracted with MCFD to deliver EIT Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology services:

Fraser Region

AgencyCommunityPhone No.emailWebsite
Fraser Valley Child Development CentreAbbotsford604.852.2686info@fvcdc.orgwww.fvcdc.org
877.850.2686 Toll free
877.820.8760 Toll free
Reach Child and Youth Development SocietyDelta604.946.6622info@reachdevelopment.orgwww.reachdevelopment.org
Seabird IslandSeabird Island604.796.2177www.seabirdisland.ca
The Centre for Child DevelopmentSurrey/White Rock604.584.1361webmail@centreforchilddevelopment.cawww.centreforchilddevelopment.ca

Interior Region

AgencyCommunityPhone No.emailWebsite
Boundary Family&Individual Services SocietyGrand Forks250.442.2267 GeneralHolli.Platz@bfiss.orgwww.boundaryfamily.org
1.877.442.5355 Toll free
250.442.5780 PT/OT/SLP
Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre AssociationWilliams Lake250.392.4481 Generaladmin@cccdca.orgwww.cccdca.org
Central Okanagan Child Development AssociationKelowna250.763.5100 Generalinfo@cocda.com www.cocda.com
1.877.763.5100 Toll free
Community Connections SocietyRevelstoke250.837.2920 General www.community-connections.ca
Kootenay Family PlaceCastlegar250.365.8448 General www.kootenayfamilyplace.org
250.365.8448 OTot.kfp@telus.net
250.365.6881 PTphysio.kfp@telus.net
250.365.5792 SLPspeech.kfp@telus.net
Kootenay Kids SocietyNelson250.352.6678 Generalinfo@kootenaykids.cawww.kootenaykids.ca
250.505.1171 OT/PT
North Okanagan Neurological AssociationVernon250.549.1281 Generaladministration@nona-cdc.comwww.nona-cdc.com
Okanagan Similkameen Neurological SocietyPenticton250.492.0295 Generalinfo@osns.orgwww.osns.org
Shuswap Children’s AssociationSalmon Arm250.833.0164 ext.0 Generalinfo@shuswapchildrens.cawww.shuswapchildrensassociation.ca
250.833.0164 ext.4 PTpt@shuswapchildrens.ca
250.833.0164 ext.5 OTot@shuswapchildrens.ca
Thompson Nicola Family Resource SocietyKamloops250.371.4100 Generalinfo@kamloopschildrenstherapy.orgwww.kamloopschildrenstherapy.com

North Region

AgencyCommunityPhone No.emailWebsite
Bulkley Valley Child Development CentreSmithers250.847.4122reception@bvcdc.cawww.bvcdc.ca
College of New CaledoniaBurns Lake250.692.1725lksdist@cnc.bc.cawww.cnc.bc.ca
Fort Nelson Family Development SocietyFort Nelson250.774.2596fnfds@northwestel.net 
Fort St. John Child Development CentreFort St. John250.785.3200info@cdcfsj.cawww.cdcfsj.ca
Kitimat Child Development CentreKitimat250.632.3144info@kitimatcdc.cawww.kitimatcdc.ca
Quesnel & District Child Development CentreQuesnel250.992.2481 www.quesnelcdc.com
South Peace Child Development CentreDawson Creek250.782.1161spcdc@telus.netwww.spcdc.ca
Terrace Child Development CentreTerrace250.635.9388cdct@telus.netwww.terracechilddevelopmentcentre.com
The Child Development Centre of Prince George & DistrictPrince George250.563.7168enquiries@cdcpg.orgwww.cdcpg.org

Vancouver-Coastal Region

AgencyCommunityPhone No.emailWebsite
BC Centre for AbilityBurnaby604.451.5511info@bc-cfa.org www.bc-cfa.org
North Vancouver
West Vancouver
Powell River Association for Community LivingPowell River604.485.6411info@pracl.cawww.pracl.ca
Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre SocietyRidge Meadows 604.463.0881info@rmcdc.comwww.rmcdc.com
Sea to Sky Community ServicesSquamish/Whistler604.892.5796admin@sscs.cawww.sscs.ca
1.877.892.2022 Toll free
1.877.894.6106 Toll free
Share Family and Community Living Service SocietyNew Westminster604.540.9161 www.sharesociety.ca
Port Moody
Sunshine Coast Community ServicesSunshine Coast604.885.5881sccssreception@dccnet.comwww.sccss.ca

Vancouver Island Region

AgencyCommunityPhone No.emailWebsite
Campbell River & District Association for Community LivingCampbell River250.286.0391 www.cradacl.bc.ca
Clements Centre SocietyDuncan250.746.4135administration@clementscentre.orgwww.clementscentre.org
Comox Valley Child Development AssociationCourtenay250.338.4288 www.cvcda.ca
District 69 Family Resource AssociationParksville250.752.6766 ext #245 OT www.d69fra.org
250.752.6766 ext #244 PT
Nanaimo Child Development CentreNanaimo250.753.0251info@nanaimocdc.comwww.nanaimocdc.com
Port Alberni Association for Children with Developmental DisabilitiesPort Alberni250.723.7345 Generalhiltoncentre@outreachtherapy.orgwww.hiltoncentre.org
250.723.1117 OT/PT
250.723.1118 SLP
Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's HealthVictoria250.519.5390info@queenalexandra.orgwww.viha.ca

Health Unit Paediatric SLP Services

Community-based early intervention SLP services are also delivered via health units. Follow the links below to locate health unit contact information for your region.

Fraser Health


Interior Health Authority


Northern Health


Vancouver Coastal Health


Vancouver Island Health

Victoria and area: http://www.viha.ca/prevention_services/
Mid/North Island: http://www.viha.ca/finding_care/facilities/health_units.htm

Children and Youth in School to Age 19

The School-Aged Therapy (SAT) Program is jointly funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education. The program provides Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy services to assist eligible children and youth in achieving optimal independence and meeting their educational goals.

Each school district in BC is responsible for the delivery of the program, and may directly employ OTs and PTs, contract service from an agency, or contract service directly from a therapist. Please contact the Principal of Student Support Services or similar administrative position for the school district of your interest to determine how OT/PT services are delivered. The following link includes a map of BC school districts, and contact information: www.bced.gov.bc.ca

Speech-Language Pathologists are directly employed by school districts and SLP services for the school-aged population are funded by the Ministry of Education. Again, use the www.bced.gov.bc.ca link for school district contact information regarding this program.

Some regions have additional supports in place through relationships with the Ministry of Health:

Vancouver Regional Paediatric Team:

Richmond School Support Team:

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