Executive Summary

Acknowledgements

The Partnering for Change team is grateful to the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Ministry of Education for funding this project and all of the partners, occupational therapists and families who made this study possible.

Study Partners

The Partnering for Change team would like to acknowledge the strong partnership of the Central West, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, and the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centres (CCACs), who have been instrumental in the success of this project.

Leaders from the Central West and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCACs have been partners with us in this project and have provided funding for the OT health service to be delivered in the 40 schools participating in the project from the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Halton District School Board and the Peel District School Board.

Central West Community Care Access Centre Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre Halton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre Peel District School Board Halton District School Board Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Project Oversight Committees

The Partnering for Change team would like to thank the following members of the P4C Steering Committee who provided guidance, contributed suggestions, reviewed deliverables reports and provided financial oversight.

P4C Steering Committee

  • Cathy Hecimovich, Chair, CEO, Central West CCAC
  • Stacey Daub, CEO, Toronto Central CCAC
  • Melody Miles, CEO, Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant CCAC
  • Dilys Haughton, Vice President Patient Care & Chief, Professional Practice, Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant (HNHB) CCAC
  • Kimberley Floyd, Director, Patient Care Services, Central West CCAC, Representative of the P4C Working Group
  • Mary Iannuziello, Elisa Diaz-Martinez, and Eleni Tsoutsias, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Maureen Cox and Crawford Dedman, Ontario Ministry of Education

The Partnering for Change team would also like to thank Debra Bell, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Barry Finlay and Louise Sirisko, Ontario Ministry of Education for contributing expertise, support and representatives to participate in steering committee meetings on their behalf.

P4C Working Group

  • Deb Stewart, Chair, P4C Project Manager
  • Kimberley Floyd, Director, Patient Care Services, Central West (CW) CCAC
  • Dilys Haughton, Vice President Patient Care & Chief, Professional Practice, Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant (HNHB) CCAC
  • Susan Wynes, Client Services Manager, CW CCAC
  • Frank Woodhall, Client Services Manager, HNHB CCAC
  • Naomi Uy, Business Systems Analyst, CW CCAC
  • Fatima Ul-Haq, representative for Toronto Central CCAC (2014–2015)
  • Leah Dix, P4C project coordinator

The Partnering for Change team would like to thank the members of the P4C Working Group. The working group was comprised of representatives from each of the three Community Care Access Centres who were involved in overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the P4C service.

Participating Research Schools

The research team also greatly appreciates the active involvement of leadership, educators, students and families of the Peel District School Board, the Halton District School Board and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board who actively participated in research activities that enabled better understanding of the impact of this service.

Thank you to the schools who so willingly joined us in the implementation and evaluation project, from November 2013 to June 2015.

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P4C Occupational Therapists

The research team greatly appreciates the efforts of the occupational therapists (OTs) who provided the P4C service during the project. The OTs were employed with Saint Elizabeth Health Care, VHA and CBI Home Health Care.

Children and Families

The research team is grateful to the children and family members who participated in the research study. The team would like to thank families for sharing their experiences with us.

Additional Acknowledgements

The P4C team is grateful to Aaron Awad for his design and development expertise in creating this report website. Thank you to Eliya Zhao for her contributions preparing the figures and graphs displayed within the report.