The Children’s Therapy Initiative (CTI) started in 2002 to improve the coordination of audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology services for children across Manitoba. The goal of CTI is to provide coordinated, regionally based services that allow children and youth to reach their full potential. CTI is a joint program of many provincial government departments (Education, Family Services, Health, Healthy Child Manitoba, and Healthy Living).
Parents, caregivers, doctors and other clinicians may make referrals through CTI for audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology services. CTI then sends the referral to the correct service provider. Each health region has its own contact information, which are listed below. Referrals should be sent to the child’s home region.
“The provincial initiative has chosen the emblem of the snowflake as a metaphor to reinforce the uniqueness of all children, families and communities. Each snowflake merges into a system that draws upon Manitoba’s diversity, strength, and creativity to provide services to meet unique regional needs.” - Provincial Children’s Therapy Initiative Planning Guide
For information about which CTI region your community falls within, please click here.
For more information or to access services in your region, please contact the following: