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Friends for LIFE: Therapeutic Recreation and Wellness Program at SSCY Centre

The LIFE Program (Leisure in Fun Environments) at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children offers many recreation and wellness programs for our children, youth and families!  The LIFE Program is generously funded by the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation.  It includes: Active Living Centre RBC Therapeutic Recreation and Wellness program Summer day camps Family is the most important environment for any child.  We believe that learning happens best when we are in a physically and emotionally safe place, and have caring relationships with family and friends.  We get to know the children and youth so that we can meet each one at their own ability level. We provide opportunities for independent thinking and decision making with trusted guides.  The journey is more important than the destination!  This means that the memories we make together and the skills we learn along the way are what matter most.  We make sure that all of our […]

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Loan Programs at SSCY Centre

There are many different Loan Programs at SSCY Centre that clients and families can borrow from!  Here are some of the things you can borrow.  Click here for more information about each program.   SSCY Family Resource Centre Library The SSCY Family Resource Centre is in The Square.  In our Library we have over 2000 harder-to-find resources about special needs and general health issues, including: books, videos and DVDs about specific disabilities or conditions story books about or including children with special needs books addressing the concerns of siblings and parents general parenting resources education issues pamphlets newsletters magazines and journals You may sign out most resources for a four-week period.  We are able to mail print and video resources to Manitoba locations outside of Winnipeg.  You can see a full list of resources here.   Take-Out-Toy Service The Take-Out-Toy Service (TOTS) is in the SSCY Family Resource Centre in […]

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Join us for RBC Cruisin’ Down the Crescent!

RBC Cruisin’ Down the Crescent is coming up quick and we are getting so excited! The annual event is one of Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation’s biggest fundraisers; it’s also one of our favourites. Watching our community of supporters make their way down Wellington Crescent to help us achieve our mission is always an exhilarating time for us! It’s incredibly inspiring to see families, friends, coworkers and neighbours come together for this event—supporting and celebrating the children who benefit from our work. This year’s Parade Marshall, Tihuk, is one of the thousands of Manitoba children who will benefit from the generosity of the runners, walkers, and bikers making their way down Wellington Crescent. Tihuk is an outgoing five-year-old who loves exploring new places and meeting new people. For Tihuk’s parents, buying a bike for their adventurous son was an easy decision. However, finding one he could ride was far more difficult. Tihuk […]

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New CAD/CAM system in Prosthetics & Orthotics!

The Prosthetics & Orthotics Department is very excited to announce our new state of the art CAD/CAM system (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) for use in everyday practice! The system will be used to improve the design and fabrication process of both in-house and pre-made devices. It will replace the current use of plaster and fibreglass bandage to make a model of the client’s limb, and plaster of paris to design the device shape and for fabrication of the final device. The new CAD/CAM system was created by Canadian manufacturing company Vorum Research Corp.   The process: The system uses a 3D blue light optical scanner to make a 3D digital model of the client’s limb The Certified Prosthetist or Orthotist modifies the device in digital design software, and sends the file to the Registered Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician The Technician carves a positive model out of a light weight foam block on a […]

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A Glimpse: SSCY Concierge for a day!

Bree is the friendly Concierge here at the Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) Centre.  Before we opened we asked our families what they wanted in SSCY Centre. A lot of families said they wanted someone to help them with equipment, directions, information…and anything else they might need when they come to the Centre.  So that is what our Concierge is here for!  This brand new position was made to have somebody to help families with anything they need in the building. Each day is different, but what is unchanged is Bree’s dedication to helping. She is a Rehabilitation Assistant by training.  She is here to help with things like transferring your child in and out of your vehicle, helping with parking, and helping move your equipment within SSCY Centre. She can also give you information on amenities within SSCY Centre and our neighbourhood, such as restaurants or the […]

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Welcome to SSCY Centre! Part 5 – Success Heights, the Meeting Place and Kids’ Care Corner

The last part of our SSCY Centre Blog series is about Success Heights, the Meeting Place and Kids’ Care Corner!  Part 4 was about Innovation Station, Renovation Station, and the Picture Studio.  Make sure to read all of our Blog posts to learn about our different neighbourhoods!   Success Heights is where administrative offices for many of the SSCY partners are. Children’s Disability Services, Children’s Home Care, Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation, Community Respite Service Inc., Integrated Children’s Services Team, Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and St.Amant all have offices here. There is also a staff team room, where staff can meet and have breaks.   The Meeting Place is the bright area on the second floor with meeting rooms and places to sit. There are five meeting rooms of different sizes, a kitchenette, and an open area with tables and chairs. SSCY staff and our Family Advisory […]

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Welcome to SSCY Centre! Part 4 – Innovation Station, Renovation Station, and the Picture Studio

Part 4 of our SSCY Centre Blog series is about Innovation Station, Renovation Station, and the Picture Studio!  Part 3 was about Clinic Crossing, the Speech and Hearing Junction, and Ability Acres.  Make sure to read our Blog each month to learn about all of our different neighbourhoods!   Innovation Station is home to our Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) and Mechanical Design & Services (MD&S) Departments. P&O provides assessment, custom design and fabrication, fitting and finishing of prostheses and orthoses. P&O has many different rooms with special equipment that are used for the different steps in making prostheses and orthoses. P&O has recently starting using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology to improve the design and fabrication of the devices they provide. The P&O staff are highly credentialed clinicians and technicians, and are certified by Orthotics Prosthetics Canada. They provide the “Gold Standard” of prosthetic & orthotic care in rehabilitation. […]

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Welcome to SSCY Centre! Part 3 – Clinic Crossing, Speech and Hearing Junction, and Ability Acres

Part 3 of our SSCY Centre Blog series is about Clinic Crossing, the Speech and Hearing Junction, and Ability Acres!  Part 1 was about some of the special things in the building, and Part 2 was about The Square, Central Park and Discovery Park.  Make sure to read our Blog each month to learn about all of our neighbourhoods!   In Clinic Crossing you will find the Winnipeg office of the Children’s Therapy Initiative, the Rehabilitation Centre for Children Clinics, the Child Development Clinic, and the Manitoba FASD Centre. Children’s Therapy Initiative (CTI) makes it easy to get different services. Parents, caregivers, doctors and other clinicians may make referrals through CTI for audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology services.  You can learn more about CTI here. Check in at our reception desk when you come for a clinic appointment. There are a lot of toys and activities to play […]

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Welcome to SSCY Centre! Part 2 – The Square, Central Park & Discovery Park

Part 1 of our blog series about SSCY Centre told you about some of the special things in the building. The next few posts will tell you more about the different neighbourhoods! Up first are The Square, Central Park and Discovery Park.   When you first come into SSCY Centre, you are in The Square! You should check-in with our receptionists, and they will tell you where to go for your appointment The SSCY Concierge can help you with parking, getting around the building, moving equipment, and other things you may want help with Our waiting area has: toys and games a fun clock tower our Family Kitchenette, which has a fridge, freezer, microwave, sink, toaster oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and vending machines a Family Quiet Room, for families to use when they need a quiet place to go SSCY Capital Campaign and Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation donor information information pamphlets […]

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Welcome to SSCY Centre! (Part 1)

Since we are all new to the beautiful SSCY Centre, our next series of blog posts will let you know about some of the cool things in the building!  SSCY Centre is in the historic Christie’s Biscuits Building (which was built in 1932!), at 1155 Notre Dame Ave in Winnipeg.  We moved in during the spring of 2016.  SSCY Centre was designed for our children, youth and families.  It is important that families are comfortable here, and that SSCY Centre is safe and welcoming for everybody.       You can learn about all the amenities in SSCY Centre here, but here are some special things! The building has two floors, and is almost 93 000 square feet big! We need such a big building to fit all of our programs and services. The original building had a lot of windows and skylights, which now help make SSCY Centre a very […]

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