Why does Grandview need a new facility?

A:
  • Grandview needs to grow in order to better serve children and youth with special needs and their families in Durham Region. 

  • The population of children and youth aged 0-19 is growing. By 2031 the growth is expected to increase 31% over the population of the same age group in the mid-2000s. Grandview's existing facilities will not be able to serve that many kids. 

  • Grandview's Oshawa site was built in 1983 to serve 400 children and sadly the building, as well as parking area, has been vastly outgrown with now close to 5000 children, youth and families served per year, plus 2000 more kids waiting to receive service. In 2015, 7,000 kids need Grandview. In 2031, 10,000 kids will need Grandview.

  • With adequate, modern, well-designed space, Grandview could be more efficient in how services are delivered.

  • Back in 2008, the Ontario Government recognized the population growth pressures and inadequate space issues and provided Grandview with a $500,000 planning grant.

  • Grandview owns the Oshawa location. Due to significant space pressures Grandview is currently leasing space in Ajax, Clarington, Port Perry, Greenbank and two locations in Whitby. Decreasing leasing costs would mean increasing dollars to serve more kids.