Tbaytel has proudly supported George Jeffrey Children’s Centre for over 10 years. Together we’re ensuring every child and youth with communication, developmental and physical needs has the chance to fulfil their potential
George Jeffrey Children's Centre offers programs and services that meet the physical, developmental and social needs of northwestern Ontario children of all ages and abilities. Their dedicated and caring professionals acknowledge and respect each family's uniqueness and seek their advice and guidance to help children reach their potential. Tbaytel has had a close, caring connection with George Jeffrey, supporting events like the Soapbox Races, Hometown Heroes Charity Golf Classic, and the annual Parade of Lights, all of which help kids get the services and programs they need to thrive.
Not only was Lucas born a little early, he was born with an arm that didn’t move. As mom Natalie says, “having two older girls with no medical issues, it was frightening for my husband and I not to know what was happening with our son.” The NICU staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre immediately recommended that the family contact George Jeffrey Children’s Centre and at three months baby Lucas made his first visit.
Long-time parent, volunteer, and current board member, Lucy shares that, “for many families, George Jeffrey is a beacon of hope. It’s not just about the therapy and services the Centre provides, it’s about community, building independence, and giving families a safe place to share the challenges they experience, identify their children’s strengths, and build hope for the future.”
While a Master’s student at McMaster University, Katie McBean accepted an 8-week placement at George Jeffrey Children’s Centre. Upon graduation, a full-time position came up and she jumped at the chance. “I always wanted to work at a children’s treatment centre,” says Katie. “I was excited to come to Thunder Bay, and ten years later, I’m still here.”