Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a teaching hospital for children and youth with disabilities and special needs, located in Toronto. We are Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital. Founded over 100 years ago, Holland Bloorview is known the world over for care, research and education that give children with disabilities the tools to get where they want to go. We are also home to the Bloorview Research Institute, Canada's only hospital-based research facility for children's rehabilitation. We are proud to employ the country's top rehab scientists and engineers, whose clinical discoveries and technological inventions benefit children worldwide. Each year, more than 7,000 children and their families from Ontario and beyond use our hospital, outpatient and community services. Over 300 children receive inpatient care for complex health needs, or intensive, inpatient rehabilitation following traumatic accidents, illnesses and surgeries. Outpatient visits total over 52,000 a year.
Holland Bloorview’s Commitment to Accessibility Planning
Accessibility is a key priority for Holland Bloorview. Given the nature of the clients we serve, accessibility is foremost in our planning, program development and services. In addition, Holland Bloorview works closely with other community providers to help increase accessibility for our clients outside of Holland Bloorview's programming. For example, our Active Living Centre exists to facilitate active participation by kids with disabilities in recreational activities. We work with community centres and organizations across Ontario to make their activities more accessible. We also provide accessible or adapted equipment to facilitate participation for children with disabilities.
Our commitment to accessibility is an ongoing focus for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and we will continue to monitor the external innovations related to accessibility that may be relevant for Holland Bloorview.