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Program Updates and Closures

March 18, 2020 - NEW!


At The ECC, our clients, families, staff and visitors are always our primary concern.  Based on new guidance from public health authorities, we have decided to close all service locations for the period of March 18th - April 5th.  

Client services are available by telephone:

  • Autism Services: For current ABA and IBI autism clients, please contact 416-240-1111 ext. 2359 or ext. 2260.  For current and new Private Pay autism clients, please contact 416-240-1111 ext. 2271.
  • Child Care Consultation: To contact your Child Care Consultation provider, please call 416-240-1111 at their extension.
  • Counselling Services: Support for current clients will be provided through phone sessions with your Child and Family Therapist. Please contact your Child and Family Therapist directly at 416-240-1111 at their extension.
  • Day Treatment: Support for current day treatment clients will be provided by phone with your child’s therapist. Please contact your child's therapist or Gillian Kerr at ext. 2222.
  • Walk-In Clinic: Support is available for new and returning walk in clients.  Please call 647-272-8482 to schedule a booked session with our walk-in therapist.

​We will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation.  Please continue to check here for updates.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.  

March 17, 2020

Walk-In Consultation

The Etobicoke Children's Centre will no longer be offering in person walk in counselling from March 17th  - April 5th; Telephone support will be available beginning March 18th . To schedule a booked phone counselling session, please call 647 272-8482 between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm

March 13, 2020

The ECC Autism Program Cancellation

As a precautionary measure in relation to the COVID-19 health advisories, we have made the decision to cancel:

  • Autism ABA group programs including private pay autism services effective Saturday, March 14th - Saturday March 21st.
  • The IBI program for the week of March 16th - March 20th at which time we will review the situation. 

Letter to families re: ABA and IBI Autism Programs

Letter to families re: Private Pay Autism Services

All families will be contacted by a program supervisor to discuss their individual circumstances.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


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The Etobicoke Children’s Centre

65 Hartsdale Drive,
Etobicoke, ON M9R 2S8

200 Ronson Dr., (4th floor)
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z9

Tel: (416) 240-1111
Fax: (416) 240-7999
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