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Help and Hope: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV001
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Special Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Educators
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  40

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The Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre in Toronto is a pediatric rehabilitation centre unlike any other in Canada, where teachers, therapists and researchers work together to enable children with disabilities. From its creation in 1899 as ' The Home For Incurable Children', Bloorview now serves 6,500 disabled children a year. It houses a staggering array of specialists and services, offering everything from therapeutic swimming lessons to computerized communication devices to a medical clinic; it even has its own school.

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