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When Help is Hard to Ask For

A mom recently contacted us in need of support and who had struggled to reach out in the past. She has been the only parent to her son with autism since he was born while also trying to help a sibling with a mental health diagnosis. She’s done it all, with no other support. This […]

Childcare In The Time Of COVID-19

As you are undoubtedly aware, COVID-19 presented us all with tremendous obstacles back in March and through the spring. I’d like to tell you a bit about how we weathered the storm and hopefully rose to the challenge. In mid-March, we were collectively reeling with the fact that the pandemic had reached us and was […]

Brain Injury at The Cridge Centre and in Our Community

The Cridge Centre for the Family’s involvement in the field of brain injury started in 1988 with Macdonald House, a 10-bed residence for the brain injury survivors. During these 32 years, over 50 survivors have called Macdonald House home. We believe we have been and are successful in the support that we provide. Unfortunately, there […]

YPOP Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, our Cridge supported daycare at Vic High (Higgins House) was faced with insurmountable challenges – no space and no funding. Vic High needed the daycare space for its expansion. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) decided to stop funding support daycares. Higgins House had to close. But The Cridge was […]

The Cridge faces. Tori

Today we want to highlight the work of one particular member of The Cridge family – Tori is the  Community Program Coordinator for Community/Outreach and Mary Cridge Manor programs and services with The Cridge Brain Injury program. She joined The Cridge Brain Injury Services team in June 2007 as a brain injury support worker. She shared […]

COVID-19 Story

Over a period of the past weeks, we collected stories about our families during the lockdown, their struggles and successes. Here is one of the stories. The young parents that access The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program (YPOP) are overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted. Typically, they have little or no supportive family and are isolated and […]

Make Mom Proud

Remember that comforting feeling of a hand stroking your hair and a voice telling you that everything is going to be alright? So many of us had a special woman in our life that was a role model, our best supporter, and our passionate advocate. Some of us called her mom, nanna, baba, geema, or […]

The Cridge faces. Tanya

During the lockdown, we would like to acknowledge the work of some of our fantastic staff members who continue to serve our clients during the pandemic.  Today we want to highlight the work of one particular member of The Cridge family: Tanya is one of the hardworking staff members of our childcare team. Tanya joined our […]