Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

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Record #: CWD2079 Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 22 Apr 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone416-244-9686 * Donation Pick-up: 416-244-0899
Toll Free Phone1-877-244-9686
Social MediaFacebook Twitter
Located In CommunityToronto
Address1630 Lawrence Ave W, Suite 104
Toronto, ON M6L 1C5
IntersectionLawrence Ave W and Black Creek Dr
Contact Information
Primary ContactGordana Skrba, Interim Executive Director
Alternate ContactCindy De Graaff, Program Manager, Planning Services
Description & Services
DescriptionOntario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is a non-profit, charitable organization that strives to address the changing needs of people in Ontario with cerebral palsy by way of the following core activities:  
* Assisting persons with cerebral palsy and their families with education, funding for equipment, planning for the future, and accessing community services;  
* Funding assistance for member groups that provide services, programs, and housing in all parts of Ontario; 
* Supporting and funding the most advanced and highest quality cerebral palsy medical research; 
* Advocating and promoting awareness, understanding, and acceptance of persons with cerebral palsy. 
Household Pickup Service 
This service picks up clothing and small household items. To schedule a pick up call 416-244-0899 or 1-877-244-0899 or contact us for pick up by clicking on our donation link located at the top right-hand corner of our website, www.ofcp.ca. 
* Barrie is the furthest north they pick up outside of Toronto (1-877-244-9686) 
* Collingwood, Owen Sound and points west and south are serviced out of Cambridge (1-888-238-6327) 
* They don't pick-up in Muskoka. 
* There are several OFCP clothing donations bins in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. 
Long Term Planning & Support Program: 
Assists families with developing a long term plan to secure the quality of life for their family member with cerebral palsy. The program offers Life Plan development including future care and emergency plans, as well as education and assistance to families regarding Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney. The program also provides services to the individual with cerebral palsy after the parents are no longer able to do so -- these support services can include: 
* home visits 
* support to the trustees  
* responding to urgent needs as they arise 
Individual and group presentations can be arranged to learn more about this program. Contact Cindy De Graaff at ext. 236 or email cindy@ofcp.ca. 
Planning Services Program: 
The Purpose of the Planning Services Program is to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy through a range of individualized services. The program offers: 
* initial consultations 
* home visits 
* independent person-centred planning  
* information resources on services, programs and products 
Our primary objective is to support inclusion and help people participate more fully, and benefit from the life of their community. Contact: Cindy De Graaff at ext. 236 or email cindy@ofcp.ca. 
Children & Families Program: 
The Children & Families Program supports and responds to requests from families of parents with children with cerebral palsy by offering: 
* information and resources that will assist in caring for their child 
This program responds to inquiries from professionals, organizations and students regarding cerebral palsy. Contact: Cathy Persons at ext. 224. email: cathy@ofcp.ca 
OFCP Assistive Devices Funding Program: 
This is a financial assistance program for the purchase of equipment for persons with cerebral palsy of all ages in the Province of Ontario. Categories of equipment include:  
* Communication and Writing Aids 
* Enteral Feeding Equipment; Orthotic Devices 
* Respiratory Equipment 
* Wheelchairs, Positioning and Ambulation Aids 
* Home Accessibility Aids 
* Bathing, Washroom Aids  
* Electronic Aids for Daily Living 
* Hospital Beds and Mattresses 
* Car Seats 
For more information, email kelly@ofcp.ca or call ext. 222. 
OFCP Activity Funding Program: 
This program is available to persons with cerebral palsy in the province of Ontario whom are members of the OFCP. The purpose of the Activity Funding Program is to provide opportunities to persons with cerebral palsy to participate in structured and meaningful community activities and/or vacations or camps of their choice. It is our hope that this assistance will allow individuals to learn new skills and gain experiences that will improve their quality of life. For more information, email kelly@ofcp.ca or call ext. 222. 
Membership Services Program: 
Membership Services offers a variety of services for Individual Members and Group Members. Individual Membership is open to all people with cerebral palsy, their parents/family members as well as professionals/supporters who have an interest in the welfare of persons with cerebral palsy. Individual members who have cerebral palsy are eligible to apply for funding assistance from OFCP for equipment, vacation and community based day programs. Group Members of OFCP are non-profit organizations who provide services to people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities in their communities. Call Lynn at Ext.231 or email lynn@ofcp.ca for more information. 
Educational & Recreational Services: 
Local - Ontario - Canada - International 
The goal of the Educational and Recreational Services Program is to improve the quality of life through education for people with cerebral palsy. The program offers: 
* conferences 
* workshops 
* seminars 
* public speaking 
* printed audio/visual materials 
Contact: Steven Beith at ext.230 email: or email: stevenb@ofcp.ca 
Ontario Service Information Database: 
This online database is an information and referral service that lists products and services throughout Ontario. The database provides people with cerebral palsy, family members, friends, and service providers with up-to-date information. The Database is for people of all ages. It can be searched online or by contacting the OFCP. Contact: Linda Woodhams at ext. 221 email: linda@ofcp.ca if you wish to update your listing. 
InformAction Newsletter: The OFCP has a newsletter entitled InformAction that is mailed out free of charge to anyone wishing to receive it. If you would like to be on the mailing list or would like to submit an article for publication you can send an email to informaction@ofcp.ca. 
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability caused by damage to the cerebellum, often during pregnancy, or at birth. It affects a person's muscle control, but does not get worse as a person gets older. It is not hereditary, not contagious, but there is no cure yet.
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityIndividuals with cerebral palsy; families; caregivers; general public
ApplicationPhone, mail, email, fax, visit web site or come in person for information
FeesNone ; Fees for some services
Other Details
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Print MaterialOFCP General Information Package on our programs and services. 
Newsletter - InformAction (3x/yr); Audio Visual resources; publications resource library; variety of publications 
For more info contact InformAction@ofcp.ca